MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Private Jim Carroll was given the highest decoration France can bestow on a foreign citizen for his service and sacrifice in Western Europe during World War II.
As a soldier in the 101st Airborne division, Carroll jumped into Normandy and Holland as a paratrooper and fought in the Battle of the Bulge.READ MORE: Pedestrian Struck, Killed In 2-Vehicle Crash In Crystal; Distraction May Have Been A Factor
Sen. Amy Klobuchar said the 91-year-old fought bravely and it’s right to honor him.
“Jim’s service is nothing short of incredible,” she said. “He is part of the Greatest Generation.”