Local Veterans Honored
War War Two veterans, Colonel Robert D. Dwan, U.S. Army Retired, and Corporal Lawrence W. Stahler, U.S. Army, received the Ordre National de la Légion d’Honneur (French Legion of Honor Medal) Sunday, April 23rd. This is the highest award given in France. The ceremony was held at American Legion Post 109 and was presented by Gerrit Steenblik, Honorary Consul of France, Arizona.
Both veterans have other notable decorations. Colonel Dwan’s include the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star Medal, the Purple Heart Medal and the French Croix de Guerre.
Corporal Strahler’s decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, the Purple Heart Medal, the Combat Infantryman Badge, the Prisoner of War Medal and the European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal.