Congresswoman Waters Honors Military Veteran with the French Legion of Honor Award
LOS ANGELES – Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43), Ranking Member of the Committee on Financial Services, honored Second Lieutenant Glenn Clanin at the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 2075 Annual Thanksgiving Celebration in Hawthorne, California on November 22, 2015. VFW Post 2075 is led by Commander Roger Morrissey.
Congresswoman Waters presented Second Lieutenant Clanin with the French Legion of Honor Award due to his heroic action as a B-26 Marauder bomber pilot with the 9th Air Force in the European Theatre during World War II. The Ambassador of France awards this honor to American veterans of the two World Wars as a tribute to their sacrifices to defend liberty. The French Legion Award is the highest decoration bestowed in France.
Congresswoman Waters said, “I am truly proud and honored to be an American due to the valiant efforts of veterans like Second Lieutenant Glenn Clanin. Officer Clanin risked his life to protect the freedoms and ideals that we embrace today. Officer Clanin answered the call to serve in our nation and for that commitment, I say thank you."
Second Lieutenant Clanin is a life member of VFW Post 2075 and also serves as its Adjutant. The French Legion of Honor is an order of distinction established by Napoleon Bonaparte in May 1902. American recipients include President Dwight D. Eisenhower, General Douglas MacArthur and Admiral Michael Mullen.