Today’s Star Spangled Salute honors World War II veteran Henry Ochsner.  Henry was a member of the U.S. Army’s 101st Airborne Division, known as the “Screaming Eagles”.   On June 6th, 1944, D-Day, Henry landed on the beach at Normandy.  He also fought at the Battle of the Bulge.   In 2017, Henry, along with 9 other veterans was awarded France’s National Order of the Legion of Honor during a ceremony at the National Cemetery in Los Angeles.  It’s the French government’s highest honor. In that ceremony he was told, “You left your homes and your families to liberate us and we will never forget you.”  Saturday, Henry died at the age of 96.  Thank you Henry for your service.

 

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