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WWII veteran, 95, receives France’s highest honor

November 19, 2018

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A 95-year-old World War II veteran from Pennsylvania has received France’s highest honor.

The Public Opinion reports Harold Angle and five other veterans were awarded the Legion of Honor earlier this month at the home of the French ambassador in Washington, D.C. The Chambersburg man was recognized for his efforts to liberate France from Nazi forces.

Angle enlisted in July 1944 and fought with the 28th Infantry Division in the Battle of the Bulge. He survived after a bullet struck his helmet and a dud grenade landed near him.

Angle was preparing to deploy to Japan before the nation surrendered.

The nonagenarian has participated in a lecture series in England and shared his experiences through the video game Call of Duty: World War II. He says veterans need to educate young people.

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Information from: Public Opinion, http://www.publicopiniononline.com

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