RCAF Lieutenant-Colonel John Roper receives U.S. Legion of Merit

A photo of two men holding a certificate, one wearing a green flight suit and the other a military camouflage uniform, and a woman dressed in civilian clothes.
Brigadier General Edward L. Vaughan (left), deputy commander Canadian NORAD Region, presents the Legion of Merit to Lieutenant-Colonel John Roper, Mission Support Squadron commanding officer, standing with Lieutenant-Colonel Roper’s wife, Lori. PHOTO: Master Corporal Alana Morin, NB05-2019-291-06

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“The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 20, 1942, has awarded the Legion of Merit (Degree of Legionnaire) to Colonel John A. Roper, Royal Canadian Air Force, Canada.”

So opens the text accompanying a prestigious recognition of the character, abilities, actions and leadership acumen of one of the RCAF’s own. Currently, Colonel Roper is the Mission Support Squadron commanding officer at 22 Wing/Canadian Forces Base North Bay, Ontario.

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