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French Legion of Honor Recipients

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2010-07-16

Duration: 00:01:19

Subjects: Bastille Day | World War II | Veterans | Military | Legion of Honor (France)


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Brochenin, Olivier Interviewee
  • Copes, John Interviewee


This segment from the July 16, 2010, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Charlie Whinham reporting on the Consulate General of France in New Orleans hosting a Bastille Day Celebration, where they bestowed five Louisiana World War II veterans with the French Legion of Honor for their contributions to the liberation of France. This report includes interviews with Olivier Brochenin, the Counsel General of France in New Orleans, and John Copes, one of the World War II veterans.