September 13, 2022

A WWII veteran received the highest honor France can give for his service during the war.

The French Ambassador to the U.S. awarded Richard Yunghans with the French Legion of Honor at Saint Luke's South Hospital. The Olathe resident served as a Staff Sergeant for the Army Airforce in WWII, flying 25 bombing missions and serving in eight campaigns during the war.

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