Leon Gautier: Last Surviving Member of Elite French Commando Unit in the D-Day Invasion

From an AP story headlined “Leon Gautier, last member of French D-Day military commando, dies at 100”:

Leon Gautier, the last surviving member of an elite French unit that joined U.S. and other Allied forces in the D-Day invasion to wrest Normandy from Nazi control, has died.

The death was announced by Romain Bail, the mayor of Ouistreham, an English Channel coastal community where Allies landed on June 6, 1944, and where Gautier lived out his final decades.