By: KDKA-TV News Staff

UNIONTOWN (KDKA) – France’s highest military and civilian order has been bestowed upon a veteran right here in western Pennsylvania.

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William Rostich of Footedale has officially been named a knight.

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Rostich, a 97-year-old World War II veteran, received the medal earlier this year in a ceremony in Uniontown.

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The medal recognizes what Rostich went through during the Invasion of Normandy in June 1944.