MONTICELLO — Tom Goffe periodically became teary eyed during a ceremony June 18 that honored him as a recipient of the Legion of Honor for his military service in France during World War II.

A parachute rigger who now lives in Monticello, Goffe proudly stood as Guillaume Lacroix, consul general of France to the Midwest based in Chicago, pinned the medal on the left lapel of his blue suit jacket.

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