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Published February 20, 2013, 09:43 PM

France honors Fargo man with medal

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - A long-time Fargoan has been honored by the country of France.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - A long-time Fargoan has been honored by the country of France.

Merle McMorrow is being recognized for his bravery in helping liberate France, with the Legion of Honor medal.

He enlisted in 1943 and fought battles in Southern France, the Rhine Valley and Central Europe to name a few.

In 1944, he was part of the landings in the south of France called Operation Dragoon, that helped liberate several cities. He also fought in the Battle of the Bulge.

Merle McMorrow, French Legion of Honor Medal Recipient: “The real heroes are the ones buried in cemeteries all over the world that never had the chance to come home and pick up where they left off with their lives.”

The Legion of Honor is the highest decoration in France.

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