CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Three Florida veterans have received special honors for fighting alongside France in World War II.
The University of Miami and the Consulate General of France in Miami hosted a ceremony on Monday to recognize the service of the trio.
Norman Kaiser was among them. The 89-year-old said it was a "rewarding" experience for him to attend the event and be recognized for his service.
He and the other veterans — Andrew Kunkle and Arhtur Nagler — were awarded the insignia of the "Knight in the National Order of the Legion of Honor." It's the highest distinction that can be awarded on a French citizen or foreigner.
The university also honored Noel Christian Pace, a second-year law student who was recently promoted to colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve