- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Lieutenant (Flying Officer)
- 2nd Parachute Chasseur Regiment (4th Special Air Service), Special Air Service (S.A.S.), British Army
- Awarded on:
- July 22nd, 1946
"Appriou (Jean), Lieutenant, 25th Airborne Division: high-class parachutist officer. A model of bravery and composure, parachuted into Holland during the night of April 7 to 8, 1945, began a series of ambushes and attacks against enemy convoys and garrisons, killing many enemies, capturing fifty prisoners and an impressive quantity of equipment and showed exceptional quality of leadership to his men during this campaign. "