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Louisiana WWII veteran honored by French government

Posted at 10:41 PM, Jul 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-17 07:13:40-04

97-year-old Lawrence Boudreaux was honored on Tuesday, July 16, by the French government for his service during World War II.

The ambassador visited the Southwest Louisiana Veterans Home in Jennings to bestow France's highest honor, the French Legion of Honor, on Boudreaux, who served in Normandy during the war.

The visit also reaffirms the strong historical ties between France and Louisiana at the trust between the two.

Ambassador Étienne said, "We want to pay tribute to you and to all the American veterans who liberated France and Europe for your courage, honor, and sense of duty in our fight for the values both our countries stand for: liberty, justice, democracy, and human dignity - shared values that united our countries and guide, still today, our nations."