A prominent Saskatchewan farm professor and veteran of the second world war will be getting some international recognition later this year.
Dr. C.M. Red Williams, was born in Richardson, fought for Canada in the Royal Canadian Navy and was on the beach in Normandy.
Following his time in the war, Williams became a well known professor of livestock at the University of Saskatchewan from 1954 to 1997, before retiring and becoming a professor emeritus at the U of S.
Minister of Emergency Preparedness, Ralph Goodale says Williams will be receiving an honour from France for his war efforts.
Goodale says Williams will be given the title of a Knight of the French Legion of Honour because of his participation in D-Day.
Williams, a livestock specialist, introduced cross-breeding of cattle to Western Canada, and has helped First Nations people in developing farm enterprises.
He also had a try on the political front in the province, running for federal office for the Liberal government three times.