PENHOOK,Va. -

A D-Day Veteran in Penhook received France's highest honor this afternoon for his service.

Carrol Deitz, 89, was awarded the Legion of Honor Medal. He fought at the beaches of Normandy.

After hearing his stories, a member of the Rotary Club knew something had to be done to honor him.

“Well it's great. It makes me feel like I'm up there with the big boys," Deitz said.

Deitz grew up in North Carolina. Congressman Robert Hurt also presented him with the American flag.