Six WWII Veterans Receive Legion of Honor
From left to right: Robert Johnson, Jim Pietsch Jr., Rudy Acosta, Axel Cruau, Russell Hunter, Takeo Kingi, David Lester, Seiji Oshiro.
On Thursday, June 27, Axel Cruau, Consul General of France in Los Angeles, bestowed the Legion of Honor of the rank "Chevalier" (Knight) on three World War II US Army veterans: Rudy Acosta, Paul "Jim" Pietsch, Jr., Takeo L. Kingi, David W. Lester, Seiji Oshiro, et John "Russell" Hunter. The Legion of Honor is the highest award France gives to its citizens and foreign nationals.
From left to right: Consul General Axel Cruau, Rudy Acosta, Jim Pietsch, Jr., Takeo Kingi, David Lester, Seiji Oshiro, Russell Hunter.