Daily Telegraph July 8th. For more than six decades, Howard Manoian revelled in his heroic reputation as one of the para troopers who landed in Nazi-Occupied France on D-Day. He was awarded the Legion d'Honneur, Frances highest award for bravery. Mr Manoians unit was not the 82nd.Airborne Division, as he claimed, but the 33rd.Chemical Decontamination company, which operated well behind the front line. An 84 year old American Walt!