Thank you for posting the info, but in fact Hubert Germain was not the last surviving member of the French Resistance,(as some are still alive, although in reduced numbers), but the very last member of "Compagnons de la Libération" order that was founded by Général De Gaulle to reward women, men, cities lands or even units for their exceptional and early engagement in the figthing against nazi Germany.
Only 1038 people or entities have been such decorated and Hubert Germain (who died at 101) was the only surviving member of this exceptional list. For marine enthusiasts,Aconit corvette, Rubis submarine and Sein island in Brittany (all men of the island left to join De Gaulle in 1940) are recipients of this prestigious medal.
Interestingly Charles and Philippe (his son) De Gaulle are not on the list as De Gaulle did not want any suspicion of favoritism for him and his family. But Philippe De Gaulle did an outstanding war in the Free French Navy and would have earned a well deserved medal of the Ordre?
Agree with you that this Great Generation will be thing of the past in the years to come.
Best regards from Normandie,
PS Famous fighter squadron Normandie-Niemen is also recipient of the medal!