On June 5th, 2016 Brigadier General Leo LaCasse of the United States received the Ordre national de la Légion d'honneur (National Order of the Legion of Honour) in the rank of Chevalier (Knight) for his service to the Nation of France and it's people during World War ll. General LaCasse was shot down three times and survived on the run from the Nazis for months. He joined the French Resistance to help fight the Nazis before crossing into Portugal over the Pyrenees Mountains barefoot after his shoes fell apart. We cannot imagine the trials this brave man went through to get back to friendly territory. Members of the French Military awarded the highest medal from the Nation of France to honor this truly humble and wonderful man.
Regina and I were so honored to witness this wonderful event.
More information on the Legion of Honor and it's origins can be found here: