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Posted on Tue, Nov 13, 2012 : 7:25 p.m.

WWII veteran honored for service in France during Tuesday ceremony

By Daniel Brenner

Related story: 'We shall never forget': France honors Ann Arbor veteran's World War II valor

Friends, family and curious bystanders attended the award ceremony honoring World War II veteran Glenn Dickerson on Tuesday at Weber's Inn on Jackson Road in Ann Arbor.

The Deputy Consul General of the French Consulate Francois Pellerin traveled from Chicago to present Dickerson with the Knight of the Legion of Honor. As an engineer with a specialty in demolitions, Dickerson had a direct impact with the liberation of France in the War. Paired with receiving the bronze star, he qualifies for this award.

"I'm absolutely flabbergasted by all of this," Dickerson says.


Elijah Shalis

Wed, Nov 14, 2012 : 3:29 p.m.

What a great honor. We now have a Chevalier/Knight residing here in Ann Arbor and to think he taught at Tappan where I was a student. My great great uncle was just awarded The Purple Heart for his service in WW1 where he (Frank P. Durkee) died in France in Late October in Lenawee County. Lets home there are no more wars in France.


Wed, Nov 14, 2012 : 1:22 p.m.

Was my shop teacher back in the day @ Tappan..remember him as a very nice person....congrads ...

Linda Peck

Wed, Nov 14, 2012 : 12:32 p.m.

I enjoyed seeing these pictures of the special day for Mr Dickerson.


Wed, Nov 14, 2012 : 2:54 a.m.

Love these pictures!! It's my Grandpa! :)

Katrease Stafford

Wed, Nov 14, 2012 : 12:40 a.m.

Here's the link to the initial story about Ann Arbor WWII veteran Glenn Dickerson: