Illinois Veteran Enoch Scull Jr. Honored by France
“The debt we owe you can never be repaid. You truly deserve such an honor.” Consul General of France, Guillaume Lacroix.
Sandwich Veteran Receives France’s Highest Distinction for Service During WWII
On October 24, Enoch "Nick" Scull, a longtime Plano resident now living in Sandwich, has been awarded the French Legion of Honor for his service in France.
Scull served the United States as a combat engineer with the 103rd Engineer Battalion, 28th Infantry Division during World War II. He participated in the battles of Normandy and Northern France. In December 1944, he was captured by the enemy forces during the battle of the Bulge and spent 103 days in prison camps in Germany.
The ceremony was held at the Plano American Legion Post where Mr. Scull has been a member for 73 years. Many attended the event, including American Legion members from Oswego, Sandwich, Yorkville, and Aurora, as wells as Federal, state, and local government officials.
American Legion Post 395 Commander Jim Hill and Jr. Vice Commander Wendell Dominy with Consul General of France Guillaume Lacroix and Legion of Honor recipient Enoch "Nick" Scull Jr.
"Every person in that crowded room, especially the young children present, are the fortunate ones to be able to meet a real life hero who was part of two pivotal moments in the history of the world. Most will never get this opportunity.” Director of Illinois Veterans Affairs Linda Chapa La Via.
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