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D-Day veteran bestowed with France's highest honour
Langley Times - 12/27/2017
A Second World War veteran from Walnut Grove has received recognition for his bravery many decades ago.
On Dec. 20, Langley Township mayor Jack Froese and Langley-Aldergrove MP Mark Warawa took part in a special presentation at Chartwell Gardens in Walnut Grove for Second World War veteran Joseph Odin.
Joseph has been presented with the French Legion of Honour – the highest honour that France can bestow.
He was a member of the Royal Canadian Navy and manned a landing craft on D-Day at Juno Beach in 1944.
These actions led to the liberation of France and had an enormous impact on our country and other nations around the world.
On hand for the presentation was Joseph's wife of 70 years, Helen and their son Wayne Odin.