In commemoration with Memorial Day, 2015, local World War Two veteran, Floyd "Fizz" Blank, Mt. Savage, was posthumously awarded The French Legion of Honor Medal for his part in the Liberation of France in 1944 by the Consul General of France Olivier Serot Aimeras at the French Embassy in Washington, DC. The Legion of Honor is France's highest medal given to foreigners who fought on French soil on their behalf. The Legion dâ€™honneur, or Legion of Honor is given as a tribute to those who risked their lives defending liberty.
Mr. Blank served with Company F, 22nd Infantry Regiment, 4th Division during the Invasion of Normandy, where he became Missing In Action and wounded. Floyd also received a Bronze Star Medal during the war. After ...