Named Chevalier

Donald R. Hart, a part-time Vineyard Haven resident and a former resident of Harthaven and Chilmark, has been named a Chevalier of the Legion of Honor by the president of the French Republic. The award was given by France in gratitude for Mr. Hart’s contribution to the decisive role played by the United States in the liberation of France during World War II. Napoleon created the Legion of Honor in 1802 to acknowledge services rendered to France by people of great merit.