Any previous military awards such as the Congressional Medal of Honor, the Silver Star, the Bronze Star, the Purple Heart, etc., would indicate meritorious actions during combat operations. Copies of these documents should be forwarded with the request for consideration for the French Legion of Honor to:
The Defense Attaché
Embassy of France
4101 Reservoir Road
NW, Washington, DC 20007
(for more information, call them at: 202-944-6502 or FAX 202-944-6538
Or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Any US WWII veteran who fought in France, the French Departments (French Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia), French offshore waters, or French airspace is eligible to apply. The Legion of Honor, France's highest decoration, was initiated by Napoleon Bonaparte. The process can take several months. If anyone has questions or would like help with the application they are welcome to contact Historian Anthony Atwood, a member and Board Director of the NASFL Museum. US veterans who helped in the liberation of France during WWII could be eligible to receive the French Legion of Honor Medal, previously issued only to WWI Vets.