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Legion of Honor

Recorder/Mike Phillips
French Consul General Fabien Fieschi presents Vincent J. “Bill” Purple, 89, of Petersham with the Legion of Honor medal as Sen. James P. McGovern looks on. Purple was recognized for leading squadrons of bombers, numbering hundreds of men, over France during World War II. The presentation was made during closing ceremonies of the Wings of Freedom commemoration at the Orange Municipal Airport.

Recorder/Mike Phillips French Consul General Fabien Fieschi presents Vincent J. “Bill” Purple, 89, of Petersham with the Legion of Honor medal as Sen. James P. McGovern looks on. Purple was recognized for leading squadrons of bombers, numbering hundreds of men, over France during World War II. The presentation was made during closing ceremonies of the Wings of Freedom commemoration at the Orange Municipal Airport.

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