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.