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#1 emaier3

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Posted 04 February 2008 - 05:28 PM

All,

Does anyone know how to find a General Order for a World War I French Croix de Guerre awarded to an American soldier? I have the Order number and unit that issued it. I would like to get a copy of the citation.

Thanks,
Ed Maier

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Posted 04 February 2008 - 06:31 PM

All,

Does anyone know how to find a General Order for a World War I French Croix de Guerre awarded to an American soldier? I have the Order number and unit that issued it. I would like to get a copy of the citation.

Thanks,
Ed Maier



Do you have his name? Many years ago, there was an office in France that I contacted that provide me with a replacement certificate for a CdG. However, you had to provide the name.

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Posted 05 February 2008 - 05:31 PM

Do you have his name? Many years ago, there was an office in France that I contacted that provide me with a replacement certificate for a CdG. However, you had to provide the name.


The name is Darwin P. Kragle, Company I, 18th Infantry, 1st Infantry Division. He was awared the Criox de Guerre by Order #228, 14 November 1917, 77th Infantry Regiment (French).

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks,
Ed

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Posted 06 February 2008 - 10:22 AM

Bonjour,
I will call tomorrow the veterans office minister and ask them how to do it....
Cheers
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Posted 07 February 2008 - 12:10 PM

Bonjour Ed,
After few phone calls to unsuspected offices at the veteran department and a telephonic ping pong party with and between the numerous chiefs, (little and big), I can say that:
It's possible to have a copy of the citation if you send a request with his name, his DOB and POB to the BCAM (Bureau Central d'Archives Militaires) at Pau.
If you have these infos, I can write you the letter through PM and you'll have just to send it to this office.
Cheers
Valery

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Posted 07 February 2008 - 12:45 PM

Bonjour Ed,
After few phone calls to unsuspected offices at the veteran department and a telephonic ping pong party with and between the numerous chiefs, (little and big), I can say that:
It's possible to have a copy of the citation if you send a request with his name, his DOB and POB to the BCAM (Bureau Central d'Archives Militaires) at Pau.
If you have these infos, I can write you the letter through PM and you'll have just to send it to this office.
Cheers
Valery



I believe that is the same office that I contacted. I wrote to them (in English), provided them with the info on the vet and they sent to me a very nice certificate. When I get a few minutes, I will scan and post it.
Awile back, I had planned to post information on how to do the request, but I could not find the address that I originally contacted. Thanks to Valery for helping him out!

Edited by BEAST, 07 February 2008 - 12:51 PM.


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Posted 08 February 2008 - 10:38 AM

Bonjour

Here is the address:

Bureau Central des Archives Militaires
Bureau décorations
Caserne Bernadotte
64023 PAU
FRANCE

Let me know if you need more infos...
Cheers
Valery

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Posted 08 February 2008 - 04:38 PM

Bonjour

Here is the address:

Bureau Central des Archives Militaires
Bureau décorations
Caserne Bernadotte
64023 PAU
FRANCE

Let me know if you need more infos...
Cheers
Valery


Valery,

Thank you so much. I appreciate your help. I hope that they will be able to provide the citation and I will let everyone know what happens.

Take care,
Ed

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Posted 08 February 2008 - 06:28 PM

Here is a copy of the certificate I received from PAU. One of these days, I will post his uniform group.


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Edited by BEAST, 08 February 2008 - 06:29 PM.


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