James W. Toffton, a member of the 555th Signal Aircraft Warning Battalion during World War II, displays his French Legion of Honor medal on Monday at home in Rocky Mount. Toffton received the medal during a ceremony Thursday in Raleigh.
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James W. Toffton, a member of the 555th Signal Aircraft Warning Battalion during World War II, displays his French Legion of Honor medal on Monday at home in Rocky Mount. Toffton received the medal during a ceremony Thursday in Raleigh.

Local veteran receives France’s highest honor

By John Henderson

Staff Writer

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Rocky Mount resident James W. Toffton said he was honored to be recently given a medal from French officials who have been honoring American soldiers for liberating the country during World War II.

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