Local Veteran is Awarded the French Legion of Honor MedalLoading
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    Lt. Col. Robert Cross, USAF, Ret., center, greets dignitaries from Beale AF Base including Wing Commander Ken Hall, right in Granite Bay on Wednesday, July 10, 2013. Lt. Col. Robert Cross received the French Legion of Honor Medal for his service in the European theater of World War II as a glider pilot. As a member of the allied invasion force that liberated Normandy, Mr. Cross is a valid recipient of the medal, which he received today.
    Randall Benton | RBenton@sacbee.com
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    Lt. Col. Robert Cross, USAF, Ret. sits under an old picture of him during a French Legion of Honor Medal ceremony in Granite Bay on Wednesday, July 10, 2013. Lt. Col. Robert Cross received the French Legion of Honor Medal for his service in the European theater of World War II as a glider pilot. As a member of the allied invasion force that liberated Normandy, Mr. Cross is a valid recipient of the medal, which he received today.
    Randall Benton | RBenton@sacbee.com
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    Audience members read the program for the French Legion of Honor Medal ceremony in Granite Bay on Wednesday, July 10, 2013. Lt. Col. Robert Cross received the French Legion of Honor Medal for his service in the European theater of World War II as a glider pilot. As a member of the allied invasion force that liberated Normandy, Mr. Cross is a valid recipient of the medal, which he received today.
    Randall Benton | RBenton@sacbee.com
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    Color Guard from Beale AF Base opens a ceremony to honor Lt. Col. Robert Cross, USAF, Ret. in Granite Bay on Wednesday, July 10, 2013. Lt. Col. Robert Cross received the French Legion of Honor Medal for his service in the European theater of World War II as a glider pilot. As a member of the allied invasion force that liberated Normandy, Mr. Cross is a valid recipient of the medal, which he received today.
    Randall Benton | RBenton@sacbee.com
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    Lt. Col. Robert Cross, USAF, Ret. honors the flag during a color guard ceremony in Granite Bay on Wednesday, July 10, 2013. Lt. Col. Robert Cross received the French Legion of Honor Medal for his service in the European theater of World War II as a glider pilot. As a member of the allied invasion force that liberated Normandy, Mr. Cross is a valid recipient of the medal, which he received today.
    Randall Benton | RBenton@sacbee.com
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    Lt. Col. Robert Cross, USAF, Ret., center salutes the flag in Granite Bay on Wednesday, July 10, 2013. Lt. Col. Robert Cross received the French Legion of Honor Medal for his service in the European theater of World War II as a glider pilot. As a member of the allied invasion force that liberated Normandy, Mr. Cross is a valid recipient of the medal, which he received today.
    Randall Benton | RBenton@sacbee.com
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    Lt. Col. Robert Cross, USAF, Ret., center, and his grandson David Hobbs, right in Granite Bay on Wednesday, July 10, 2013. Lt. Col. Robert Cross received the French Legion of Honor Medal for his service in the European theater of World War II as a glider pilot. As a member of the allied invasion force that liberated Normandy, Mr. Cross is a valid recipient of the medal, which he received today.
    Randall Benton | RBenton@sacbee.com
  • RB Legion of Honor Medal
    Lt. Col. Robert Cross, USAF, Ret. wears the French Legion of Honor Medal during a ceremony in Granite Bay on Wednesday, July 10, 2013. Lt. Col. Robert Cross received the French Legion of Honor Medal for his service in the European theater of World War II as a glider pilot. As a member of the allied invasion force that liberated Normandy, Mr. Cross is a valid recipient of the medal, which he received today.
    Randall Benton | RBenton@sacbee.com
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    Honorary Consul of France Jane Wheaton, center, leads a toast to Lt. Col. Robert Cross, USAF, Ret. in Granite Bay on Wednesday, July 10, 2013. Lt. Col. Robert Cross received the French Legion of Honor Medal for his service in the European theater of World War II as a glider pilot. As a member of the allied invasion force that liberated Normandy, Mr. Cross is a valid recipient of the medal, which he received today.
    Randall Benton | RBenton@sacbee.com
  • RB Legion of Honor Medal
    Lt. Col. Robert Cross, USAF, Ret. drinks a toast following his French Legion of Honor Medal ceremony in Granite Bay on Wednesday, July 10, 2013. Lt. Col. Robert Cross received the French Legion of Honor Medal for his service in the European theater of World War II as a glider pilot. As a member of the allied invasion force that liberated Normandy, Mr. Cross is a valid recipient of the medal, which he received today.
    Randall Benton | RBenton@sacbee.com
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    Ariel Lavie, left, photographs Lt. Col. Robert Cross, USAF, Ret. with grandson David Hobbs, left, daughter Robin Cross, and granddaughter Angela Lavie in Granite Bay on Wednesday, July 10, 2013. Lt. Col. Robert Cross received the French Legion of Honor Medal for his service in the European theater of World War II as a glider pilot. As a member of the allied invasion force that liberated Normandy, Mr. Cross is a valid recipient of the medal, which he received today.
    Randall Benton | RBenton@sacbee.com
  • RB Legion of Honor Medal
    Honorary Consul of France Jane Wheaton, center, and Lt. Col. Robert Cross, USAF, Ret. greet well wishers following the French Legion of Honor Medal ceremony in Granite Bay on Wednesday, July 10, 2013. Lt. Col. Robert Cross received the French Legion of Honor Medal for his service in the European theater of World War II as a glider pilot. As a member of the allied invasion force that liberated Normandy, Mr. Cross is a valid recipient of the medal, which he received today.
    Randall Benton | RBenton@sacbee.com
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    Lt. Col. Robert Cross, USAF, Ret. teases his great-granddaughter Carmella Lavie 2 following the French Legion of Honor Medal ceremony in Granite Bay on Wednesday, July 10, 2013. Lt. Col. Robert Cross received the French Legion of Honor Medal for his service in the European theater of World War II as a glider pilot. As a member of the allied invasion force that liberated Normandy, Mr. Cross is a valid recipient of the medal, which he received today.
    Randall Benton | RBenton@sacbee.com
  • RB Legion of Honor Medal
    Lt. Col. Robert Cross, USAF, Ret. wears his French Legion of Honor Medal in Granite Bay on Wednesday, July 10, 2013. Lt. Col. Robert Cross received the French Legion of Honor Medal for his service in the European theater of World War II as a glider pilot. As a member of the allied invasion force that liberated Normandy, Mr. Cross is a valid recipient of the medal, which he received today.
    Randall Benton | RBenton@sacbee.com
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