Corvallis veteran, 93, to receive French Legion of Honor medal for World War II service
CORVALLIS, Ore. - Jim Carroll, 93, of Corvallis is set to fly to France next week to receive the French Legion of Honor medal.
Carroll and 8 other U.S. veterans of World War II will visit Paris and Normandy as part of the trip.
Carroll was in the US Army Air Force for 2.5 years, primarily as part of a fueling team of -38 and P-51 aircraft.
He served in Europe with a brief tour of duty in the Pacific theater in the summer of 1945.
The recipient of 4 Bronze Stars, Carroll was in the 485th Service Squadron of the 9th Air Force unit and saw action on Day 6 of the Normandy invasion and at the Battle of the Bulge.
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