Missouri | WWII Veteran Darwyn "Tony" Snyder received the French Legion of Honor

On Feb. 25, 2020, Darwyn "Tony" Snyder was awarded the French Legion of Honor for his service in France during WWII by Consul General Guillaume Lacroix.

Snyder, 95, was a sergeant in the 14th Armored Division ("The Liberators") and took part in the Ardennes-Alsace, Rhineland and Central Europe campaigns.

Mr. Snyder is the founder and longtime conductor of Omaha’s Nebraska Wind Symphony.

The presentation ceremony was held at the Friendship Village Chapel in Sunset Hills in the presence of Isabelle Heibreder, Honorary Consul of France in Missouri.


Sunset Hills man, 95, receives France’s top honor for WWII service
St. Louis Post Dispatch - Rachel Rice - Feb 26, 2020

WWII War Veteran Tony Snyder of Friendship Village Sunset Hills Given France’s Highest Honor!

Longtime Omaha musical director, a Battle of the Bulge veteran, to receive French Legion of Honor
Omaha World Herald - Steve Liewer Feb 13, 2020


Last modified on 05/11/2020

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