A true hero

Jimmie Royer, a World War II veteran from Terre Haute, Ind., received France’s highest commendation, the Legion of Honor, for his efforts during the Allies’ efforts in France.
World War II veteran Jimmie Royer greets guests before the ceremony where he received the French Legion of Honor at Post 346 in Terre Haute, IndTerre Haute, Ind. Photo by Ben Mikesell/The American Legion
World War II veteran Jimmie Royer greets guests before the ceremony where he received the French Legion of Honor at Post 346 in Terre Haute, IndTerre Haute, Ind. Photo by Ben Mikesell/The American Legion
World War II veteran Jimmie Royer smiles with his wife, Ruby, as he receives a French flag during the ceremony where he received the French Legion of Honor at Post 346 in Terre Haute, Ind. Photo by Ben Mikesell/The American Legion
World War II veteran Jimmie Royer smiles with his wife, Ruby, as he receives a French flag during the ceremony where he received the French Legion of Honor at Post 346 in Terre Haute, Ind. Photo by Ben Mikesell/The American Legion
Consul General of France Guillaume Lacroix speaks during the ceremony where World War II veteran Jimmie Royer received the French Legion of Honor at Post 346 in Terre Haute, Ind. Photo by Ben Mikesell/The American Legion
Consul General of France Guillaume Lacroix speaks during the ceremony where World War II veteran Jimmie Royer received the French Legion of Honor at Post 346 in Terre Haute, Ind. Photo by Ben Mikesell/The American Legion
World War II veteran Jimmie Royer receives the French Legion of Honor at Post 346 in Terre Haute, Ind. Photo by Ben Mikesell/The American Legion
World War II veteran Jimmie Royer receives the French Legion of Honor at Post 346 in Terre Haute, Ind. Photo by Ben Mikesell/The American Legion
World War II veteran Jimmie Royer receives the French Legion of Honor at Post 346 in Terre Haute, Ind. Photo by Ben Mikesell/The American Legion
World War II veteran Jimmie Royer receives the French Legion of Honor at Post 346 in Terre Haute, Ind. Photo by Ben Mikesell/The American Legion