World War II veteran John O’Boyle earns recognition from French government
BEMIDJI — The Beltrami County Board Room is not normally a place where the philosophical similarities of the French and American republics are discussed.
But Wednesday, liberty was the foremost topic. And PFC John O’Boyle, decades removed from his service in World War II, delivered a speech that touched on the ideal, which remains the vanguard of democracy.
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