WWII Veteran King Roberson awarded French Legion of Honor
On January, 29, Consul general of France Vincent Floreani presented the French Legion of Honor to WWII Veteran King H. ROBERSON in Warrensburg, Missouri.
Mr. King Roberson entered active duty in January 1943. He served with the 9th U.S. Army, 544th Quartermaster Headquarter Group, 532nd Service Company. From 1943 until December 20, 1945, Private 1st Class Roberson served with honor, distinction and courage in particular during the Normandy campaign and throughout France as the troops progressed toward the eastern front.
Mr. Roberson and his company landed on the second day of the Normandy invasion. M. Roberson along with about 40 members of an all-black platoon had the dangerous mission of transporting food, ammunition, clothes and various supplies to the U.S troops on the front lines. But the 532nd service company was more than a supply force; it provided many essential services, including guarding enemy prisoners and, the prompt collection and careful identification and burial of the fallen soldiers. Mr. Roberson witnessed the worst of the conflict, and his work behind the front lines was vital to the war effort.
France will never forget!
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