The award is given only to those who have done great deeds for France.

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Three World War II veterans received France’s highest honor on Thursday in Pittsburgh.

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Francis Turner Guy Prestia and Wally King were pinned at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall. The Legion d’honneur is given only to those who have done great deeds for France.

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“It is not just for one person. I look at it being a lot of help from comrades, a lot of people around me. It’s not a one-man show. It’s nice to get the honor, but I look at myself as a representative for all the ones in the service.”

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Those veterans are truly humbled to receive the award, but they believe it is shared with their squadron, which paid the ultimate sacrifice.