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French honor Burnet veteran Frank

Contributed/Joanne Graves
World War II veteran Paul Frank (front) celebrates his reception of the Medal of Knight in the French Order of the Legion of Honor at the State Capitol Building in Austin on Veterans Day, Sunday, Nov. 11. Frank and four other veterans were recognized by the Honorable Alexis Andres, Consul General of France, for their contribution to the liberation of France during the war 74 years ago. Also pictured are, left to right, Frank's daughter, Joanne Graves; her husband Robert, Gulf War Veteran; son, Stephen Frank, Vietnam veteran.

 

 

 

 

 

 

By Savanna Gregg

Staff Writer

Burnet Bulletin

Veterans Day 2018 marked the 100-year anniversary of the end of World War I and another year of remembrance of those who risk and give their lives in exchange for the freedom of their country.

The memorable day held even more meaning for World War II veteran and Burnet resident Paul Frank. On Sunday, Nov. 11, Frank and four fellow veterans were recognized at the state Capitol building in Austin by the honorable Alexis Andres, Consul General of France, for their contribution to the liberation of France during the War.

Frank was presented a medal of Knight in the French Order of the Legion of Honor, the highest French decoration and equivalent of both the Medal of Honor and the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

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