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story.lead_photo.caption Lawson May hugs her great-grandfather, Charles Lawson, Thursday morning after he received the Legion of Honor medal. Three liberators who fought Nazi Germany on French soil, Lawson, Daniel Towery (seated left) and Harlow Conrad (center), received the honor at the state Capitol in Little Rock. ( Staton Breidenthal)

Charles Lawson has earned a number of military laurels: a distinguished unit badge, an American Defense Medal, a Bronze Star, a Purple Heart. But the Forrest City resident admits he never thought he’d receive a decoration wrought by Napoleon Bonaparte.

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Arkansas, Pages 9 on 06/21/2013

Print Headline: France honors 3 Arkansas vets

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