Jake McNiece to be awarded the French Legion of Honor

We’re proud to announce that on September 26th, Jake McNiece, author of Casemate’s The Filthy Thirteen, will be awarded France’s highest decoration, The National Order of the Legion of Honor.  Divided into five degrees, McNiece will receive the Chevalier degree.

Established in 1802 by Napoleon Bonaparte, the Legion of Honor is awarded to individuals who have exemplified bravery and honorable service the the country. 

Jake McNiece – Photo via usairborne.be

Jake McNiece will be receiving this award due to his service with the 101st Airborne in World War II.  As a member of the 101st Airborne Division’s Filthy Thirteen, McNiece was an integral part of the D-Day invasion of Normandy.

The award ceremony will take place on September 26th at the Oklahoma City Capitol building in the Blue Room at 11:00 am.  All members of the public are welcome to attend.  Refreshments will be served after the ceremony on the 2nd floor rotunda.

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