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World War II veterans to receive French Legion of Honor

CHELMSFORD — Ninety-year-old William Poulios and 92-year-old Walter Hedlund have a lot in common. Both went to Lowell High School, served in France during World War II, and have lived for decades in Chelmsford, where their working lives often intersected.

On Thursday, in recognition of their wartime service, they will share France’s highest award: the French Legion of Honor.

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