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GARRYOWEN - Two Montana veterans have been honored for their service to France during World War II.

Joe Medicine Crow of the Crow Indian Reservation and Staff Sgt. Frank Stoltz of Miles City received the "National Order of the Legion of Honor," from the French government on Wednesday.

The 94-year-old Medicine Crow was honored for leading a war party that, under fire, retrieved dynamite to use to attack German guns. He also knocked down a German soldier on a street in France and kicked his rifle away and captured horses at a farm where German officers were holed up for the night.

The 84-year-old Stoltz was a turret gunner and backup pilot on a B-24 Liberator bomber. His plane was shot down over Germany in June 1944. He survived but was captured by the Germans and held in a prisoner-of-war camp near Auschwitz, Poland.

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