Croix de Guerre

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Croix de Guerre

 (krwä′ də gâr′)
n.
A French military decoration for bravery in combat.

[French : croix, cross + de, of + guerre, war.]

Croix de Guerre

(krwa də ɡɛr)
n
(Military) a French military decoration awarded for gallantry in battle: established 1915
[literally: cross of war]

Croix de Guerre

(krwɑdə ˈgɛr)
n.
a French military award for heroism in battle.
[1910–15; < French: literally, cross of war]
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Noun1.Croix de Guerre - a French military decoration for gallantryCroix de Guerre - a French military decoration for gallantry
laurel wreath, medal, decoration, ribbon, medallion, palm - an award for winning a championship or commemorating some other event
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Brave Welshmen honoured A RHONDDA father Mr Sidney Hill of Penygraig, wearing medal ribbons of World War I received from M Henri Langiois, French Consul at Cardiff, the French Croix de Guerre with bronze bar, awarded posthumously to his son Gunner William Charles Sidney Hill.
Digby's sister Kit served in the Western Desert Campaign and was awarded the French Croix de Guerre while serving with the Hadfield-Spears Unit.
In addition to the DSC, Hall was made an honorary Member of the Order of the British Empire in 1943, awarded the French Croix de Guerre avec Palme, and was inducted into the innaugural class of the Military Intelligence Corps Hall of Fame in 1988.
A week after the Polygon Wood stunt the Battalion had been inspected by Sir Douglas Haig, who decorated Captain Radford with the French Croix de Guerre which he had been awarded some time previously.
Johnson's actions earned him the French Croix de Guerre, one of France's highest honors.
Ernest was wounded while recovering a gun under heavy re and was awarded the Military Medal and the French Croix de Guerre for his seless actions, while in September 1918 Alfred suered a gunshot and shrapnel wounds and spent nearly seven weeks at the War Hospital in Bradford.
Nursed back to health and flown to America, Cher Ami was later presented with the French Croix de guerre medal with a palm leaf for his bravery and was inducted into the Racing Pigeon Hall of Fame in 1931.
Cher Ami was later awarded the French Croix de Guerre medal, and his body is currently on display in the Smithsonian.
AUDIE Murphy was awarded 33 medals for heroism in the European campaigns, including the US Medal of Honour, the French Croix de Guerre, the Belgium Croix de Guerre, the Distinguished Service Cross, two Silver Stars, two Bronze Stars and three Purple Hearts.
Impressively, 171 members of the 369th Infantry Regiment (of the 93rd Division), also known as the Harlem Hellfighters, received the French Croix de Guerre.
Age 86 | Hometown: Klamath Falls | Private first class | Army | Europe | French Croix de Guerre
Cortez would receive the French Croix de Guerre and the US Combat Infantryman Badge for his frontline service.