Pete Fantacone Awarded Inisgnia of Chevalier

Pete Fantacone, Sr.

Pete Fantacone, Sr.

Please join us in congratulating fellow SixThree man Peter Fantacone, Sr. who was named a “Chevalier” of the Legion of Honor; the highest distinction bestowed on U.S. soldiers who fought at Normandy, Provence/Southern France or Northern France.

Last month Pete received a letter December 23rd, 2014 from the French Consulate in New York proclaiming the gratitude of the French people toward our very own American hero. It read as follows:


N. /CC/CV December 23rd,2014


Dear Mr. Fantacone:
I am very pleased to inform you that you have been awarded the insiguia of Chevalier of the Legion of Honor by the President of the French Republic, Mr. Francois Hollande.

This prestigious distinction underlines the deep appreciation and gratitude of the French people for your contribution to the liberation of our country during World War II. We will never forget the commitment of the American heroes to whom France owes so much.


Bertrand Lortholary
click here to see the actual letter

D Day in Memory of the Fallen

D Day in memory of the fallen

Some of you may recall a few year back when Pete delivered a moving presentation depicting his first-hand account  of the D Day invasion from his vantage point high in a perch just off the coast of Omaha Beach.

In his documentary video “D Day in Memory of the Fallen”, Pete recounts his experiences the day Allied forces landed on the beaches of Normandy France, on June 6, 1944. Fantacone, a U.S. Navy veteran, takes listeners out with Coast Guard Flotilla 10 aboard USS LCl 492 as it lands on Omaha Beach. Pete’s DVD is avaiable at
Editorial note from the webmaster: If you know Pete, you know that he did not request this link-back to sell CDs. I just figured a few of you might wish to see his presentation again and support him on his mission to retain the history of this day.  Ralph


One Response to “Pete Fantacone Awarded Inisgnia of Chevalier”
  1. Donna Fantacone says:

    I am so proud of Peter Fantacone who is my father’s cousin. That makes him my second cousin, but sadly I have never met him. This is an amazing story. Congratulations on such a prestigious award!

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