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France to honor 3 World War II veterans in Miami

November 11, 2013
Associated Press

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



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