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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.

 

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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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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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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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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!

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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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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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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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" We sleep safe in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm. "

View my website honoring the men and women of Indiana: http://indianavets.wix.com/indiana-at-war and follow my updates on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/IndianaModernAgeofWar/
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