Local veteran to receive French Legion of Honor

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Local veteran Bob Zwick is being recognized as a Knight of the Legion of Honor for his service during World War II, where he served in the French province of Alsace as a part of the Rainbow Division.

The Legion of Honor is the highest decoration bestowed in France and was first established by Napoleon Bonaparte in 1802.  It is intended to acknowledge services rendered to France by persons of exceptional merit, courage, and devotion to the cause of freedom.

Other prominent Americans who have received the Legion of Honor include Dwight D. Eisenhower, Walt Disney, and Miles Davis.

Zwick will be presented with his award during a ceremony Monday at 9 a.m.  at St. William School.

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