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   French Croix de Guerre
Service: Army
Instituted: 1941
Authorized: Army Regulation 600-8-22
Issuing Country: ( US ) - UNITED STATES
French Croix de Guerre
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  1. The French Croix de Guerre was established on 8 April 1915 to commemorate individual mentions in dispatches during WWI. The medal was again authorized, with changes, in 1939 for WWII.
  2. During WWI and WWII, the French Croix de Guerre was awarded to both U.S. Army units and to individuals. The Croix de Guerre may be awarded at different levels of command. The level of the awarding command determines the appurtenance worn on the ribbon. The bronze palm indicates awarded by the Army; a silver gilt star by a corps; a silver star by a division; and bronze star by a regiment or brigade.
  3. The French Fourragére is authorized for both permanent and temporary wear. Personnel assigned to a unit which was awarded the fourragére may wear the fourragére while assigned to the unit. d. Fourragére The French fourragére may be awarded by the French government if a unit was cited twice in the dispatches. Award of the fourragére is not automatic and requires a specific decree of the French government. The fourragére is the same colors as the ribbon for the Croix de Guerre. If a unit is cited four times, the fourragére colors are changed to that of the French Medaille Militaire instead of the Croix de Guerre.