French Legion of Honor


Joe Trunk, coordinator of the local American Legion post color/honor guard, pins the French Legion of Honor Medal onto Morris Syrstad July 2 at the Sterling Pointe assisted living apartments in Princeton, where Syrstad resides. The pinning was part of a ceremony attended by his children and many others to honor him for his bravery in helping liberate France during World War II. His children cited various reasons for thinking of Syrstad as their hero.  Syrstad has many relatives in the Milaca area.

Times photo by Joel Stottrup