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WWII Williamsburg veteran receives medal from France's National Order of the Legion of Honour

WWII Williamsburg veteran receives medal from France's National Order of the Legion of Honour

World War II veteran John Glaser doesn't consider himself a hero.

"I did what I was told. I was scared. I can never understand how anyone over there says they were brave," the 97-year-old Williamsburg veteran said of his service as a medic in the 111th Field Artillery of the Army's 29th Infantry Division.

John Glaser received a medal and became a Knight in France's National Order of the Legion of Honour Friday for his part in the Liberation of France, including D-Day and the Battle of Normandy. Being made a Knight, or Chevalier, is the group's highest honor.

The medal was presented by Michel Charbonnier, the general consul of France for...

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