French Legion of Honor

New England News
6:15 pm
Fri June 22, 2012

World War II Vet Receives French Legion Of Honor

A luncheon in Springfield MA honored WW-II veteran Joseph Della Guistina with the French Legion of Honor

A World War Two veteran from western Massachusetts was honored Friday by the government of France for his role in liberating the country.  WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.


            Joseph Della Giustina landed on Omaha Beach on D-Day, June 6, 1944, a day after his  21st birthday. He fought throughout France to liberate the country from the Nazis. For his sacrifice and courage he was  awarded the French Legion of Honor, the country’s highest decoration.

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