SSG Leon Mehring


WWII veteran receives French medal

Marion, IA

Leon Mehring, a member of Marion Post 298, Department of Iowa, and a WWII veteran, received the French Legion of Honor medal at our post meeting on 11 February. The medal was presented by his son, retired Col. Steve Mehring. The medal was presented because of actions taken in freeing the French. Leon said he was accepting the medal also on behalf of the crew members who are no longer with us.

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