CONWAY — A World War II veteran living in South Carolina is receiving France’s highest military award.
Dwight Gentry of Conway is being honored Tuesday with the Legion of Honor with a presentation at Kingston Nursing Center.
Organizers say Gentry was a lieutenant and infantry company commander in France during World War II. He is a recipient of several U.S. military honors, including the Silver Star and four Purple Hearts.
The award was created by Napoleon in 1802 and recognizes services rendered to France “by persons of great merit.”
Notice about comments:
The Post and Courier is pleased to offer readers the enhanced ability to comment on stories. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper. We ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point.