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Wilmington man to receive Legion of Honor

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A World War II Veteran from Wilmington will receive the highest honor in France during a ceremony this week in Raleigh. A World War II Veteran from Wilmington will receive the highest honor in France during a ceremony this week in Raleigh.

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – A World War II Veteran from Wilmington will receive the highest honor in France during a ceremony this week in Raleigh.

According to a news release, Norwood McKoy from the 192nd Chemical Deploy Company will be given the Legion of Honor by the Consul General of France, Denis Barbet.

The recognition is part of France's eternal gratitude to those who liberated it from oppression from 1944-45.

A total of 14 WWII Veterans from North Carolina will receive this award in recognition of their courage:

  • Norwood McKoy from Wilmington, NC (Technician 5th Grade, 192nd Chemical Deploy Company)
  • George F. Tyson Jr, from Mebane, NC (Ret. Colonel, L Company, 399th Infantry Regiment, 100th Infantry Division)
  • John Salop from Charlotte, NC (Commander, USS. Charles F. Hughes)
  • Allen D. Evans from Chapel Hill, NC (Staff Sergeant, Headquarters Battery, 76th Field Artillery Battalion)
  • Gerald M. Anderson from Pinehurst, NC (Sergeant, 16th Regiment, 1st Infantry Division)
  • Jessie O. Bowman from Granite Falls, NC (Sergeant, 345th Regiment, 87th Infantry Division)
  • Carl R. Britt from Conway, NC (Sergeant, 274th Infantry Regiment, 70th Division)
  • Donald F. Johnston from Cary, NC (Sergeant, Company L, 410th Infantry Regiment, 103rd Division)
  • Joseph H. Collie from Durham, NC (Corporal, Company B, 397th Infantry)
  • James W. Toffton from Rock Mount, NC (Corporal, 555th Signal Aircraft Warning Battalion)
  • Joseph Q. Dickerson from Murfreesboro, NC (Private First Class, Company E, 116th Infantry)
  • Richard L. Hammel from Murfreesboro, NC (Private First Class, 517th Parachute Infantry Regiment)
  • Paul E. Haney from Reidsville, NC (Private First Class, 80th Cavalry Reconnaissance troop)
  • James F. Sansom from Cary, NC (Private First Class, 1560th Service Command Unit Station Complement)

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