Highly-decorated local veteran receives Legion of Honor

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A highly-decorated local veteran receives France’s highest distinction.

World War II veteran John Chrenka received the Legion of Honor today at Cantigny Park.

His unit was part of the first wave at Omaha Beach on D-Day, June 6th 1944.

Chrenka was born in Chicago in 1922 and graduated from Morton High School in Cicero.

He now lives at the Hines VA Hospital in Maywood.

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