John W. Perozzi

As an 82nd Airborne Division paratrooper, John Perozzi fought on D-Day with the 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment. It was his first trip back to Normandy, France, this year for the 68th anniversary commemorations of D-Day, to visit and paying his respects to several of his fallen buddies at the Normandy American Cemetery who died fighting in Normandy.

On June 3, 2012, during a ceremony at the La Fière drop zone, a battlefield where John Perozzi fought, he received France's highest military medal, the Légion d'Honneur.

Sergeant John Perozzi still has a bullet an inch from his heart, he said. Amazing!