Pictured getting his medal is 1st Lt. John S. Ripandelli, Recon Officer, 284th Engineer Combat Battalion, Patton's 3rd Army, and also a PUFL member of Sauls-Bridges Post 13 in Tallahassee.

Florida veterans awarded Legion of Honor

In an April 25 ceremony at the historic Florida State Capitol building in Tallahassee, French Ambassador Francois Delattre presented the French Legion of Honor to six Florida World War II veterans, all over 90. This is France's way of thanking America for its liberation from Hitler's Germany.