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Francis Marroux; Saved De Gaulle Life

January 01, 1988|From Reuters

MONTELIMAR, France — Francis Marroux, the chauffeur credited with saving the life of President Charles de Gaulle in an assassination attempt 25 years ago, died at his home here Sunday.

Marroux, 72, drove the president and his wife safely through a hail of bullets in August, 1962, when terrorists tried to kill De Gaulle in a two-car ambush.

De Gaulle, who died in 1970, later awarded the medal of the Legion of Honor to Marroux.

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