Ohio World War II veterans receive Medal of Knight


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From the left: Vernon Miller, George Zwahlen, Consul General of France Vincent Floreani, Bernard Eshelman, Neal Burdette, & ODVS Director Chip Tansill.


Photo by Jack Kustron

COLUMBUS — Four Ohio World War II Veterans who helped liberate France during World War II were awarded France’s Medal of Knight of the Legion of Honor in a ceremony today in the Ohio State House, State Reception Room.

The medals were presented by French Consul General for the Midwest States Vincent Floreani, and assisted by Ohio Department of Veterans Services Director Chip Tansill.

The Legion of Honor was created by Napoleon in 1802, and is presented to those who have achieved remarkable deeds for France.

People who have been named Knights of the French Legion of Honor include those in the military, government, industry and the arts.

From the left: Vernon Miller, George Zwahlen, Consul General of France Vincent Floreani, Bernard Eshelman, Neal Burdette, & ODVS Director Chip Tansill.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/26/2015/12/web1_WWIIvets.jpgFrom the left: Vernon Miller, George Zwahlen, Consul General of France Vincent Floreani, Bernard Eshelman, Neal Burdette, & ODVS Director Chip Tansill.

Photo by Jack Kustron

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Reach the Ohio Department of Veterans Services at (888) 387-6446.

Reach the Ohio Department of Veterans Services at (888) 387-6446.

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