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October 25, 2014

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A 1944 photo of World War II veteran Gaetano "Guy" Benza, left, and friend Bernie Donitz, is displayed in Benza's home in North Las Vegas Wednesday, May 28, 2014. Benza and Davis Leonard, another local World War II veteran, will receive the French Legion d'Honneur award on Friday. The award is the highest honor France bestows on its citizens and foreign nationals. A

Steve Marcus

A 1944 photo of World War II veteran Gaetano "Guy" Benza, left, and friend Bernie Donitz, is displayed in Benza's home in North Las Vegas Wednesday, May 28, 2014. Benza and Davis Leonard, another local World War II veteran, will receive the French Legion d'Honneur award on Friday. The award is the highest honor France bestows on its citizens and foreign nationals. A