WWII veteran John Little of Dothan receives The Legion of Honor

(WTVY News 4)
Published: Mar. 18, 2019 at 6:47 PM CDT
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WWII veteran John Little of Dothan just received the highest honor bestowed by France, The Legion of Honor, for his service in the Allied Forces.

Reyn Norman, John Little's Nephew says “It’s humbling to have someone in your family receive an honor like this, there is no greater privilege I think than to serve your country and then when you get honored for doing that makes it even better”.

John little was the division bugler and messenger.

He played a role in liberating Metz, France under the command of General George Patton.

After the war, Little was humble about his part in the victory.

Ronnie Creel, John Little's Son-in-Law says “I think what he really never truly understood was how important his role was to the entire division”.

However, his role and his bravery in the war were more than enough to earn him this high honor.

Major Nicolas Grospelier, The French Liaison Officer at Fort Rucker describes the honor as “A proof of courage and courage to defend common values shared by France and the U.S”.

His family is excited about this recognition.

Colin MacGuire, John Little's Nephew says “This is like getting the Medal of Honor in the United States, so being honored like this by a foreign country is great and I mean it just blows my mind and this is a proud moment in the little family to say the least”.

Creel says “All of us know that without him and others like him, we wouldn’t have the freedoms we have today”.

We all thank you John Little, for your service.