France honours last survivor of French D-Day commando unit

Léon Gautier was one of 177 French marine commanders chosen to help spearhead the first wave of D-Day landings in Normandy, stepping ashore on June 6, 1944.

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President Emmanuel Macron gave one of France’s highest honours on Friday to Léon Gautier, last surviving member of the French commando unit that waded onshore on D-Day alongside allied troops to begin the liberation of Europe, reports Euronews