Vincent Sciama, Consul general of France, presented a high French honor to a Jennings veteran today.
Sciama presented the National Order of the Legion of Honor to Amadia Broussard, 100.
The honor is the highest French meritorious military award, and was established in the 19th century by Napoléon Bonaparte. It is presented to soldiers for excellent military conduct, and awarded only after an official investigation.
Broussard was a Private First Class in the U.S. Army, inducted in November 1942. He was trained in Oregon, and left in 1944 for Europe. During the next 10 months, Private Broussard served in battles and campaigns in Northern France, Rhineland and Central Europe as a member of Company G, 415th Infantry Regiment.
He was wounded during combat in Holland, and received the Purple Heart. He also earned the following awards and decorations: Combat Infantryman Badge, American Campaign Medal, European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal, Good Conduct Medal and the World War II Victory Medal.
Throughout his service, the investigation determined, Broussard "remained consistent, dependable and accurately carried out all responsibilities assigned him to a successful conclusion."
Broussard was discharged in November 1945.