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Croiz de Guerre to the 4th Regiment

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I have read the 4th U.S. Infantry Regiment while attached to the 3rd Division during World War One was awarded the French Croix de Guerre with Star as a unit. My question if anyone might know for sure is whether award consisted of the individual members of the regiment receiving the actual medal or was it awarded to the unit as a fourragère.


Thanks for any help offered.

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Hi lastpost,

If the Croix de Guerre medal was awarded to the unit, it would only be worn on the unit's flag as it was a unit citation. The fourragere would be worn by members of the unit only if it received two Croix de Guerre.


Here are a couple of helpful wiki links:





Hope this helps!

Jeff C.





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Here is your answer They have both!


DECORATIONS French Croix de Guerre with Gilt Star, World War I,


Streamer embroidered CHAMPAGNE-MARNE AISNE-MARNE Army


Superior Unit Award, Streamer embroidered 1983-1986


4th Infantry Regiment

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