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The Legion of Honor in 10 questions

1. What is it ?

The Legion of Honor is the highest French decoration and one of the most famous in the world. For two centuries, it has been presented on behalf of the Head of State to reward the most deserving citizens in all fields of activity.

2. What is its purpose ?

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3. Who is eligible ?

Recent cohorts
September 21, 2018 - Special promotion of harkis
September 21, 2018 - Special promotion of harkis
September 21, 2018 - Special promotion of harkis
Pierre Clostermann

Pierre Clostermann (1921-2006), fils d’un diplomate, naquit au Brésil. Il apprit à piloter dès l’âge de 16 ans. Il réussit à faire valider son brevet aux Etats-Unis et rejoignit Londres, en 1942.

Affecté dans l’escadrille Mulhouse du groupe Alsace, il livra son premier combat victorieux au-dessus de Cherbourg, le 13 mai 1943. Quelques mois plus tard, il était détaché au...