Edwin “Gene” McDonald, 91, stands proudly wearing France’s highest award, the Legion of Honor, pinned on his coat lapel on Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015, in Sacramento. Last month, the French Consulate in San Francisco presented McDonald and three other WWII veterans with medals. McDonald flew 67 missions in France, Belgium and Germany as the pilot of a P-47 fighter plane.
Edwin “Gene” McDonald, 91, stands proudly wearing France’s highest award, the Legion of Honor, pinned on his coat lapel on Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015, in Sacramento. Last month, the French Consulate in San Francisco presented McDonald and three other WWII veterans with medals. McDonald flew 67 missions in France, Belgium and Germany as the pilot of a P-47 fighter plane. Randy Pench rpench@sacbee.com
Edwin “Gene” McDonald, 91, stands proudly wearing France’s highest award, the Legion of Honor, pinned on his coat lapel on Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015, in Sacramento. Last month, the French Consulate in San Francisco presented McDonald and three other WWII veterans with medals. McDonald flew 67 missions in France, Belgium and Germany as the pilot of a P-47 fighter plane. Randy Pench rpench@sacbee.com

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