Honoring Three North Georgian Veteransby Representative Doug Collins
Posted on 2015-02-02
in the house of representatives
Monday, February 2, 2015
Mr. COLLINS of Georgia. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize three
patriots from Georgia's Ninth District.
Arthur Mohor from Hartwell is a 91-year old World War II veteran, who received France's highest honor on January 27, 2015. As a Staff Sergeant in the U.S. Army's 302nd Infantry Regiment, he stormed the beaches of Normandy in 1944.
In a special ceremony in Atlanta, France's Consul General bestowed on Mr. Mohor and two more Northeast Georgians--Harry T. Catchpole (Technical Sergeant, 9th Traffic regulation Group, 3rd Army) of Bogart and Henry R. Petree (Private First Class, 1306th Engineer General Service Regiment) of Bethlehem--The National Legion of Honor medal.
The medal symbolizes France's eternal gratitude to these three brave Georgians, who risked their lives to knock the Nazis on their heels and help liberate France and the rest of Europe. We owe them--and the many others who gave their lives to preserve this country's freedom--our own eternal gratitude.
The actions of Arthur Mohor, Harry Catchpole and Henry Petree provide amazing examples of service and sacrifice. The honor France bestowed upon them is a wonderful tribute to their bravery and a fitting tribute to America's Greatest Generation.