Bud Jones http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Three Mo. WWII vets awarded France's Legion of Honor medal http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/three-mo-wwii-vets-awarded-frances-legion-honor-medal <p>Three Missouri World War Two veterans have received France&rsquo;s Legion of Honor medal, the highest award given by the French government for service to that country.&nbsp;&nbsp;They were recognized today at a ceremony at the Missouri State Capitol hosted by Governor Jay Nixon.</p><p>Frank Crooks, 87,&nbsp;is a St. Joseph native who now lives in Jefferson City. He served in the Army Air Forces as a turret gunner in a B-26 Marauder bomber.&nbsp; His plane was forced to make an emergency landing at a German airstrip after being hit by enemy flack over France. Mon, 23 Jan 2012 22:11:29 +0000 Marshall Griffin 2917 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Three Mo. WWII vets awarded France's Legion of Honor medal