Local residents should be bursting their buttons over the news that DuPont resident Christopher Navarre of Patriot’s Landing has just been informed by the French Ambassador that he is to be a recipient of France’s top honor, the Order of the Legion of Honor. This is being presented to CWO (ret) Navarre as recognition of his heroism and contribution to France’s victory in WWII.
Chris, now 87, was a heroic member of Patton’s crack Black Panthers and recommended for many awards including the Medal of Honor, but like many other soldiers of color was denied his medals and awards because of his ethnic heritage. His Silver Star was awarded after a delay of 52 years and now he will receive the Medal of Honor.
That’s a citizen to be proud of!!
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