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Thu Oct 31, 2019, 06:11 AM

'We will never forget it': Omaha D-Day vet, 96, receives France's highest military honor

Source: Omaha World Herald

By Steve Liewer

Snip: Morrissette has outlived nearly everyone he served with in the 16th Infantry Regiment of the 1st Infantry Division — the Army’s fabled “Big Red One.”

And on Wednesday he was honored by the government of France, the longtime U.S. ally he helped liberate on D-Day. Guillaume Lacroix, French Consul General in Chicago, pinned him with the French Legion of Honor, the nation’s highest military or civilian medal.

“Without America, the end of the war would have been completely different. We will never forget it,” Lacroix said. “For all your actions, I want to say thank you.”

Gov. Pete Ricketts was among about 75 friends, family and well-wishers to attend the ceremony at the Omaha Army Reserve Center in Elkhorn.




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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 06:29 AM

1. The people liberated the world from fascists

Mr. Morrissette - a BIG salute! How appropriate this vet of obvious French ancestry is awarded by the French Consul General.

Power derives from the people! That is the lesson of the American and French Revolutions, and something which must be factored into decisions made by governments ever since. The great Enlightenment political thinkers, Rousseau, Locke, Hobbes and others, gave us political theory based upon the Social Contract. People must agree to the collective forward movement of society. Trumpers cannot suppress the will of the people forever!

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 06:54 AM

2. My late Husband was right there with him on Omaha Beach.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 07:18 AM

3. And now that thing currently infesting the White House is trying to turn us into Germany, circa 1933

My uncle, an Air Force pilot, fought the Nazis in North Africa & my dad, a Marine Raider, 1st Marine Division, fought the Japanese in various Pacific hellholes. Now that thing is shredding everything all of those heroes fought and died for. We must prevail.

Thank you, sir.

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Thu Oct 31, 2019, 07:44 AM

4. Great honor for him and his family.

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Thu Oct 31, 2019, 12:45 PM

5. Beautiful! Thank you Mr. Morissette!

It's wonderful seeing that our historical bond with one of allies is still there despite how hard the present occupant of the WH is trying to destroy it.

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