He is a successful business man, proud father of two and a highly decorated World War II veteran, but Charles Uranga will soon be adding something new to his list of accomplishments.
Uranga and 99 other former U.S. soldiers will soon receive the most prestigious award the French government can bestow.
The veterans are being decorated in France on the 60th Anniversary of the Normandy landing for their part in the liberation of France during World War II.
The French Government has chosen these soldiers to be named Knight of the Legion of Honor.
The former soldiers are also receiving an all expense paid trip to Paris so they can accept this award in person.
“I feel very honored that they have chosen me. Of course, you know there were 14 million GI’s. When you are one out of that bunch and I think we only have about 4 million alive today, so I still consider the odds and I am very honored to be picked,” WWII veteran Charles Uranga said.0