- Associated Press - Wednesday, February 4, 2015

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Six North Carolina veterans are now members of the French Legion of Honor.

Local media outlets report the veterans received medals making them members of the Legion of Honor during a ceremony at the state Capitol in Raleigh on Tuesday. Medals were also presented to the families of two deceased veterans.

The medal is France’s highest honor and the veterans received them for their help in liberating France during the Second World War.

The medals were presented by French Consul General Denis Barb.

One of the vets honored was 99-year-old former Army Technical Sgt. Harold L. Eatman. He lives near Charlotte and was a paratrooper during the war.

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