French museum honors Missouri man for service in WWII

Monday, May 25, 2009 | 7:36 a.m. CDT

SARCOXIE — A French museum has inducted a Sarcoxie man into its list of heroes for his service in helping liberate the area during World War II.

Lloyd David Lewis died in May last year at age 86. But as a 23-year-old Army private, he was wounded during a raid near a mill complex between the northeastern French towns of Lixing and Grosbliederstroff.

Eleven other soldiers were wounded in the attack and four were killed.

Lewis returned to southwest Missouri, becoming a vocational-education teacher and an engineering firm draftsman. He received a bronze star in 2003.

On March 21, the villages of Grosbliederstroff held a ceremony to induct Lewis as a hero. Lewis' four children made the almost 5,000-mile trip to Grosbliederstroff for the ceremony.



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