Sunday, January 1, 2017

The heroes of the terrorist attack in Nice in the promotion of the Legion of honor of the New Year – The Figaro

Among the 731 people decorated early this year, firefighters, police officers, doctors and civilians that occurred during the attack of July 14, 2015 to stop the driver of the truck or rescue of victims have been distinguished.

The promotion calendar January 1, 2017 of the Legion of honor account 731 people, of which 601, the knights, the 104 officers, 20 commanders, four grand officers and two grand cross. Illustrious or unknown to the public, these decorated are from all areas of the country, thus answering to the universality of the Legion of honor. Founded by Napoleon Bonaparte in 1802, the Legion of honour is the highest national honours of france. It account today to 93,000 members, rewarded for their merits, eminent in the service of the nation. Since 2007, the promotions calendar apply the parity man-woman.

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” Jean-Louis Georgelin: “The Legion of honor has nothing to do with a fair of vanities.”

This year, so have been decorated:

The heroes of the terrorist attack in Nice

They were firefighters, police officers, doctors or civilians, and occurred on the evening of 14 July, on the Promenade des Anglais: 22 people have been distinguished in this special promotion of the Legion of honor and the national order of Merit.

Among them, Franck Terrier, who had thrown his scooter against the truck before to hang on to the cab and hit the driver several times, without success. “I was ready to die”, was told in July to the press this agent airport security for the past 27 years who had come to take “a kick-butt on the head.”

Alexander Niguès, a cyclist, who was clinging to the door of the truck without reaching the open also been decorated. This man is a crane operator for the past 11 years.

there Are also distinguished two guardians of the peace, Magali Cotton and Gaëtan Roy, for having “continued to walk and neutralized the driver of the truck using their service weapons at the peril of their lives.” As well as the lieutenant of the fire brigade, Peter Binaud, president of the regional Union of South-Mediterranean, intervened to bring the first aid on the 14th of July. The latter is credited with 36 years of service.


Among the persons promoted officers is the boss of the intelligence inside Patrick Calvar, 61, appointed under the left in 2012 and who has had to deal with the series of terrorist attacks that have been 238 deaths since January 2015.

The advocate Jean-Marie Burguburu, former president of the national bar Council, is elevated to the dignity of grand officer.


In this area the most represented in this promotion, include Gérard Mestrallet, 67 years old, president of Engie (commander), as well as the president of L’oréal France, Loïc Armand and the former minister Anne-Marie Idrac, army officer.

The chairman of ArcelorMittal France Philippe Darmayan, the general manager of Thalys Agnès Ogier, and the international director of the Michelin guides, the French-American Michael Ellis, are among the knights.

Science research

The mathematician Clear Neighbor, recently rewarded with a gold medal of the CNRS, the highest scientific distinction in French, is named an officer, and the philosopher and sociologist Dominique Méda.

In the field of health, the president of the AFM-Telethon, Laurence Tiennot-Herment, the child specialists Catherine Dolto-Tolitch and Caroline Eliacheff, are also promoted officers.

Culture media

journalist Françoise Laborde has been elevated to the grade of officers, while the journalist Henry Chapier, 83-year-old, famous for his show “The Couch”, is elevated to the rank of commander.

actress Zabou Breitman, the director-general of TV5Monde Yves Bigot, the head of the weather service of TF1 Evelyne Dhéliat, are known as the knights.


Laurent Schlumberger, president of the protestant Church united to France, the main protestant Church was elevated to the rank of knight.


The president of the Olympic lyonnais Jean-Michel Aulas has been promoted to officer. The former rugby player Serge Betsen has been named a knight.

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