“Au nom du Président de la République, nous vous remettons les insignes de chevalier de l’ordre de la Légion d’Honneur”
And with that we were honored to observe one of our own receive France’s highest honor in a ceremony with French Consul General Alexis Andres this afternoon in Beaumont. The “Chevalier of the Order of the Legion of Honor” – is the French equivalent of the Medal of Honor, given for bravery in fighting for France (and for Americans fighting on French soil). Mr Andres reprised our long history of fighting alongside France for more than 230 years and pinned the medal on our knight.
Landing on Normandy beach on D-Day, fighting during the Battle of the Bulge, taking shrapnel – Corporal Trauth (now Sir Trauth) exhibited bravery and honor those harrowing days nearly 75 years ago. We honor you sir.
Thank you for your service.