WORLD WAR II VETERAN JIM CARROLL RECEIVES KNIGHT OF THE LEGION OF HONOR MEDAL
(House of Representatives - December 01, 2014)

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WORLD WAR II VETERAN JIM CARROLL RECEIVES KNIGHT OF THE LEGION OF HONOR 
                                 MEDAL

  (Mr. PAULSEN asked and was given permission to address the House for 
1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.)
  Mr. PAULSEN. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor Bloomington, 
Minnesota, resident Jim Carroll, who was awarded the Knight of the 
Legion of Honor Medal by the government of France. That is the highest 
honor given by the government of France to a foreign national.
  Jim was honored for his actions as a U.S. Army paratrooper during 
World War II. His first combat jump with the 101st Airborne Division 
was at Normandy Beach, where he helped secure a critical bridge. Jim 
then went on to fight in Operation Market Garden and the Battle of the 
Bulge.
  Jim Carroll's willingness to put his life in danger in service to our 
country and our allies is absolutely worthy of our respect and 
deserving of the special recognition.
  After leaving the military, Jim married his wife, Effie, and moved to 
Bloomington, Minnesota, where he has lived now for 70 years.
  Mr. Speaker, we are all thankful for Jim's service and congratulate 
him on receiving the French Knight of the Legion of Honor Medal.

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