French Legion of Honor Medals – Georgetown
Saturday March 23rd, two WWII veterans became honored recipients of French Legion of Honor Medals, at the Ohio Veteran’s Home in Georgetown, Ohio. Presiding at the ceremony were Andrew Vogel, OVH administrator, and Col. Thomas Moe, Director, Ohio Dept. of Veterans Services.
Sgt. Daniel R. Constable entered the Army in February 1944, was with General George Patton at Utah Beach, and was one of the first to reach the German border, advancing to the “Bulge”.
Sgt (T/5) Joseph R. Shinkle entered the Army November 1942. He took part in the invasion of Southern France, going ashore in August 1944, liberating Cannes, Toulon and Marseille, then marched all the way into Germany.
Compatriot Jim Weeks of the Cincinnati Chapter SAR, was instrumental in guiding the award application process. On left, Daniel R. Constable, Compatriot Weeks, Joseph R. Shinkle, Rose Shinkle.