Sunday, November 21, 2010

Coweta County Resident Receives Legion of Honor Award from France

Sharpsburg resident James "Ivey" Godbee Sr. was among six American World War II veterans receiving the Legion of Honor from the Consul General of France in recent ceremonies.

Godbee served as Corporal in the 348th Quartermaster Depot Company with the American armed forces in World War II.

In order to express France's eternal gratitude for those who liberated it from oppression from 1944-45, the Consul General of France in Atlanta, Pascal Le Deunff, bestowed the Legion of Honor upon six American WWII veterans from across the Southeast region in a ceremony held on Oct. 22 at the Westin Poinsett Hotel of Greenville, S.C.