Champaign World War II veteran to receive France's highest honor

CHAMPAIGN - A Champaign man who served in the U.S. Army during World War II is expected to receive France's highest honor near the end of February.

According to our news partners at the Champaign News-Gazette, Charles Bruns, 96, will receive the National Order of the Legion of Honor in Champaign on February 27.  The honor will be presented by French Consul General Vincent Floreani.

Bruns was wounded during the Allied landings at Anzio, Italy.  He also took part in the invasion of France.  Bruns also has a website that features portions of his war diary, as well as photos taken during World War II.

To visit Bruns' website, visit
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