World War Two veteran Joseph Odin of Langley has been decorated with France’s highest honour for his role in one of the war’s pivotal battles.
On Dec. 20, Township of Langley Mayor Jack Froese and Langley-Aldergrove MP Mark Warawa took part in a special presentation at Chartwell Gardens in Walnut Grove for Joseph Odin. His wife of more than 70 years, Helen, was present.
He has been presented with the French Legion of Honour – the highest honour that France can bestow.
Joseph Odin was a member of the Royal Canadian Navy and manned a landing craft on D-Day at Juno Beach in 1944.
These actions led to the liberation of France and had an enormous impact on our country and other nations around the world.