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Abilene man who made D-Day landing honored by French government

By Wayne McCormick, wmccormick@ktxs.com
Published On: Jun 06 2014 08:00:52 PM CDT
Updated On: Jun 06 2014 08:04:52 PM CDT
ABILENE, Texas -

On the 70th anniversary of the D-Day invasion, 94-year-old Clifford Talbott of Abilene is remembering the fateful day he landed on Utah Beach with his 90th Army Division.

Talbott was honored Friday by the French government at a service on the battleship Texas in La Porte.

Talbott and 33 others received the medal of Knight in the French Order of the Legion of Honor for their service helping to liberate France and Europe from Nazi domination.