WWII veteran awarded Legion of Honor

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A World War II Army veteran received a huge honor Monday.

The Consulate General of France in Atlanta honored Clayton Byrd with the Legion of Honor during a ceremony in Atlanta.

It's the consulate's highest honor.

The award is given to French citizens and foreign nationals who served during WWII on French soil.

Byrd said he's grateful to receive the award in front of his fellow veterans.

Other known American recipients of the award include Generals Dwight Eisenhower and Douglas MacArthur.