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Chesterfield veteran honored at the Virginia War Memorial

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A Chesterfield Veteran was honored Saturday for his service during World War II.

France presented James Yeatts with its highest honor at the Virginia War Memorial. 

Yeatts is now a Knight of the Legion of Honor for his valiant service and help freeing the people of France during World War II.

"It's really difficult to explain how honored I feel. The only thing I can really say is just thank you to the people of France, the nation of France, and all who came to celebrate the honor with me," said James Yeatts.

Yeatts served with 188th Artillery Battalion.

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