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Here’s why a local 95-year-old WWII vet was awarded France’s ‘most prestigious honor’
Cpl. David Nelson, 95, was joined by his wife of 72 years, Lillouise, as he was appointed as a knight in the National Order of the Legion of Honour, France's most prestigious honor," for his service in World War II. - photo by Kelly Whitmire
It’s been more than 75 years since the Allied invasion of Normandy on D-Day, and eight decades after the start of the war, a Forsyth County resident was honored for his service by the French government.