College Alum Receives France’s Highest Honor
On April 14, College alum Edgar Peara (C’47) was honored with the National Order of the Legion of Honour. The Legion of Honour—France’s highest military honor—was founded in 1802 by Napoleon Bonaparte. Peara received the honor for his contribution to the liberation of France and because of his impressive and distinguishable wartime service. Peara served in World War II as an officer on a special brigade involved with invasions in Algeria, Tunisia, Sicily, Salerno, Normandy, and the Pacific.