Apex vet receives Legion of Honor

07/14/2014 9:25 AM

07/14/2014 9:26 AM

An Apex veteran has received the Legion of Honor, France’s highest honor.

Gunner’s mate 3rd Class John MacNaughton of Apex helped protect landing craft during the Normandy invasion.

MacNaughton was one of 10 veterans who received the honor on Friday. Two were from Wake County.

The Legion of Honor was founded by Napoleon Bonaparte in 1802.

Staff writer Bruce Henderson

Editor's Choice Videos

Join the Discussion

News & Observer is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere on the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Terms of Service