Cleveland Heights Man to Be Awarded French Legion of Honor

Maurice B. Feren will receive the award at Park Synagogue Saturday.

A Cleveland Heights man will be awarded a French Legion of Honor this Saturday.

Maurice B. Feren served in the infantry in the U.S. Army in World War II, fighting in the Northern France, Ardennes, Rhineland and Central Europe campaigns, according to the French Consulate in Chicago.

Feren is a recipient of the Bronze Star Medal, the Purple Heart Medal, the EAME Theater Ribbon with four Bronze Battler Starts, the Good Conduct Medal and two Overseas Service Bars.

He'll be presented the French Legion of Honor, the highest distinction that France can give to those who have done good deed for France, by Honorary Consul of France in Cleveland Stephen J. Knerly, Jr.

The presentation will be during services at Park Synagogue March 2* at 10:15 a.m.

*Editor's Note: The original version of this article incorrectly reported that the presentation would be March 1.

Richard Hollis February 27, 2013 at 10:28 PM
I have known Maury for years. What a wonderful guy.
Jeanne Diamond February 28, 2013 at 01:55 AM
Maury Feren is a gentle man and a citizen of the world. Congratulations to him for a well deserved honor.


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