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Bemidji, Minn. WWII vet receives highest foreign honor

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A World War II veteran who hails from Bemidji, Minn. received the highest decoration France can bestow to a foreign citizen on Wednesday.

Sen. Amy Klobuchar presented Pfc. John O'Boyle with the Knight of the Legion of Honor Medal to honor for his dedication and sacrifice during WWII.

Pfc. O'Boyle served in the Normandy, Northern France and Rhineland campaigns and was severely wounded on the Siegfried Line in September 1944.

The Legion of Honor was created by Napoleon Bonaparte in 1802 and is the highest honor that France can give to those who dedicated themselves to doing noble deeds for the country.

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