The Republic of France paid fitting tribute to the heroic sacrifice of a distinguished officer of the Marine Corps on January 9, 1937, at the French Embassy, when Ambassador Andre de Laboulaye presented to Mrs. Robert H. Dunlap the decoration of Commander of the Legion of Honor, conferred posthumously upon her husband, who lost his life on May 19. 1931, at Cing-Mars-la-Pile, France, in his effort to save the life of a French woman. Madame Briant, who had been trapped by a landslide at the Chateau de la Fariniere.
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