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Gov. Sanders honors a WW2 hero from Arkansas for his service in France



Little Rock, Arkansas – On Friday, a World War 2 hero from the United States was recognized for his contributions in France.

Governor Sarah Sanders presented Sgt. John F. Morrow with the French Legion of Honor medal on Friday.

We spoke with Morrow after he received his award because Sanders did not permit press access at the ceremony today.

He stated that he does not only want to honor himself but all veterans who served before and after him.

Serving our nation was all about freedom for Morrow. In April 1942, he enlisted in the American Army.

“That’s the reason I volunteered,” Morrow said. “I wanted to be a part of keeping our nation free… the way to do it was to fight the people that wanted to take it away from us.”

As a tank driver for the American Army, Morrow saw action during World War 2. He worked to defend not just our freedom but also that of others. He sustained numerous wounds, including serious burns to his eyes and even getting shot in the ear while fighting on the front lines. According to Morrow, at the moment, he insisted on continuing to fight rather than go to the hospital.

“At the same time, liberate the countries that had been taken away,” Morrow said, describing their efforts in war. “We had to give them their homeland back…that was our purpose.”

According to Morrow, during the Holocaust, his tank traveled to Belgium and freed a prisoner-of-war camp. When they arrived, they even handed the convicts their food, but they were left without anything to eat for three days and nights and went hungry.

He also recalled how they had been freed in France and Holland and the need of continuing the fight for their freedom.

He will continue to share story after story with you decades after his service as if it all just happened yesterday. He remembers both the inspiring and the still-shaking tales of triumph.

Morrow claimed that some memories, which once made him tremble as he battled, are still too painful to discuss. He mentioned how challenging it was to serve while witnessing hundreds of thousands of casualties.

Morrow and every other World War 2 veteran are still hailed as heroes everywhere, not only in the United States.

Morrow’s humility demonstrates his heroic nature. He claimed that his motivation for fighting was to defend our nation, not to win fame or glory. He claimed that just receiving the French Legion of Honor honor from Governor Sanders had surprised him.

“When I received it, I didn’t know that I was worthy for it,” Morrow said.

On his last day of turning 100, the governor presented Morrow with this honor. He will turn 101 on Saturday, February 4.