Local veteran to be honored with French Legion of Honor

A local veteran will be honored Sunday with a high honor from the French government.

Rob Derringer explains that  95-year-old World War II veteran Marvin Sabatino, a Columbus resident, will receive the French Legion of Honor.

The award grew out of Sabatino serving as grand marshal of last year’s Ethnic Expo parade, where France was the host country.

The ceremony will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Indiana War Memorial in Indianapolis.