Four NC WWII Veterans to be Honored by France with Highest Military Honor

RALEIGH – At a ceremony Friday on the grounds of the Old State Capitol in Raleigh, four North Carolina veterans of World War II will be awarded the Legion of Honor by a representative of the French Government.

John Irby III of Raleigh, Salvatore Maiello of Fayetteville, Morton Jacobs from New Bern and Robert Senter of Fuquay-Varina will receive France’s highest military honor for their courage and sacrifices in helping to liberate the country from the Nazis in 1944 and 1945.

Legion of Honor recipients are designated by French President Emmanuel Macron.

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The recognition is a stark reminder of the darkness faced by the Greatest Generation, but mostly the heroics and duty to freedom with which American men and women met those challenges.

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