(Local World War two Vet honored)….Rudy Villalobos was among 14 to be honored this week.
The ceremony was held this week at the Air and Space Museum in San Diego. The 91-year-old Calexico resident and the 13 others received the French Legion of Honor Medal. The Medals were presented by the Deputy Counsel General of France. In presenting the Medals, the Deputy Counsel Fabrice Maiolino, said their courage and dedication was an example to us all. He said they were the example of the greatest generation which faced the despair and degradation of the great depression. Villalobos was part of a B-17 Bomber crew in the Army Air Corps that flew several missions over Europe during the war.