Knighted for Service

Eric Peterson | Feb. 18, 2013 | Chicago Daily Herald

Jim Butz 49, a veteran of D-Day and the Battle of the Bulge

As a skinny little kid during the Great Depression, Jim Butz listened to the distant sound of train whistles and wondered if he’d ever see anything beyond Akron, Ohio.

On March 1, the now 88-year-old Schaumburg man will be named a Chevalier, or knight, of the French Legion of Honor at the French consulate in Chicago for the role he played in liberating France in 1944 and '45.

“I have just had a marvelous life,” he said. 

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 by Daily Domer Staff

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