Veteran awarded highest decoration in France

Veteran awarded the French Légion d'Honneur during special Vedder Legion luncheon in Chilliwack.

Veteran Joe Pringle

Veteran Joe Pringle

Above, veteran Joe Pringle, 93, of Westwold receives the French Légion d’Honneur award during a special luncheon at the Vedder Legion on Wednesday by Jean-Christophe Fleury, Consul General of France in Vancouver.

The order is the highest decoration in France, equivalent to the Order of Canada. Pringle, a paratrooper, dropped into Normandy on D-Day in 1944.

Read a story The Progress published in December about two other veterans, including Chilliwack’s Peter Braidwood, who received the same award.