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By Star-Advertiser staff

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jul 02, 2014

~~<p>Eight Hawaii residents are the latest recipients of the prestigious Legion of Honor, France's highest civilian award, which was first instituted by Emperor Napoleon I on May 19, 1802. All of the recipients will be bestowed the rank of chevalier, or knight.</p>
<p>Attorney Pat Lee, the honorary French consul in Hawaii, said American and Canadian servicemen who fought in French territorial waters or airspace between D-Day, June 6, 1944, and May 8, 1945, are eligible to receive the award.</p>
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Eight Hawaii residents are the latest recipients of the prestigious Legion of Honor, France's highest civilian award, which was first instituted by Emperor Napoleon I on May 19, 1802. All of the recipients will be bestowed the rank of chevalier, or knight.

Attorney Pat Lee, the honorary French consul in Hawaii, said American and Canadian servicemen who fought in French territorial waters or airspace between D-Day, June 6, 1944, and May 8, 1945, are eligible to receive the award. Login for more...



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