Gene Neeley receives Legion of Honor Medal


ILLINOIS WORLD TWO VETERAN… TODAY AWARDED… THE LEGION OF HONOR MEDAL. EDWIN EUGENE NEELEY RECEIVING… THE HIGHEST DISTINCTION FRANCE CAN GIVE. NEELEY BEGAN HIS SERVICE IN 1943… AS WAS A MEMBER OF THE FIFTH ARMY… SECOND REPLACEMENT DEPOT. HE’S RECEIVED FOUR MEDALS… AND FOUR OVERSEAS SERVICE BARS. THIS ONE… HE SAYS… HE IS EXTREMELY HONORED TO RECEIVE.>>NEELEY IS AN ACTIVE VOLUNTEER FOR THE GREATER PEORIA HONOR FLIGHT. HE ALSO RECEIVED A PROCLAMATION SIGNED BY PEORIA MAYOR JIM ARDIS.>THE MCLEAN

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