Gordon Kobler: Legion of Honour

News Feature

Release Date

November 12, 2019



97 year old World War II veteran Gordon Kobler is presented with the French Legion of Honour, the country's highest award, at the French consulate in New York City in November of 2019. Kobler served in the European theatre under general George S. Patton, and was one of the "Iron Men of Metz" who liberated the city from Nazi occupation. Kobler credits God with seeing him safely through the war.

This story won a Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters award for Excellence in Serious Feature Story. The reporter is Irene Snyder.

Original Story on WFMZ



ENG Awards 2020

August 9, 2020

Photojournalism 2020

August 9, 2020
PAB Award - Gordon Kobler Legion of Honour
Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters - Excellence in Serious Feature Story (Gordon Kobler receives French Legion of Honour

Andrew's Roles


WFMZ Feature Story

Start Date

November 17, 2019

End Date

November 17, 2019

  • Shot interviews, b-roll, and ceremony for the awarding of the French Legion of Honour to WWII Veteran Gordon Kobler in New York City

  • Edited video on a very tight deadline while working in crowded public conditions in Manhattan for same-day broadcast.

  • Feature story was awarded a Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters award for Outstanding Television Feature Story