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stsinner
09-18-2009, 03:22 PM
I've searched several sites and have yet to identify it! This was found in my parents' home, and we have no idea who Ed is or what the note means...

http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m247/brassmonkey71/Sanyo005020Medium.jpg

BSR
09-18-2009, 03:30 PM
I've searched several sites and have yet to identify it! This was found in my parents' home, and we have no idea who Ed is or what the note means...

http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m247/brassmonkey71/Sanyo005020Medium.jpg

It's an honor cross, I'm just not sure from where.

Molon Labe
09-18-2009, 04:00 PM
It might be a Greek Honor cross. I'll keep looking

See here:

http://www.diggerhistory.info/images/asstd2/french1.jpg

On edit:

It may be French

http://dckaleidoscope.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/croix-de-guerre.jpg

Molon Labe
09-18-2009, 04:05 PM
Yep. It's the Croix De Guerre French medal WW1

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Croix_de_guerre

stsinner
09-18-2009, 04:35 PM
Yep. It's the Croix De Guerre French medal WW1

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Croix_de_guerre_1914-1918_(France)

Wow, thanks! It has the same dates on the back! Now I have to find out whose it was and who the note is to. The star on the one I have means that the soldier was mentioned at regiment or brigade level...

The Wiki page was blank.

I was able to search and find it, though..

Wouldn't it be nice if they serialized medals and assigned the numbers to a person.. That would really be interesting for history buffs.

Molon Labe
09-18-2009, 04:39 PM
Wow, thanks! It has the same dates on the back! Now I have to find out whose it was and who the note is to. The star must mean second award, or at least that's what it means in the US Army.

The Wiki page was blank.

I was able to search and find it, though..

Wouldn't it be nice if they serialized medals and assigned the numbers to a person.. That would really be interesting for history buffs.

Try it again. It's pretty cool looking for these things. I used to be into War memorabilia when I had the time.

stsinner
09-18-2009, 04:53 PM
Try it again. It's pretty cool looking for these things. I used to be into War memorabilia when I had the time.

I didn't even think to look at foreign medals.. I was concentrating on American medals and awards, and I still hadn't gotten all the way through those. It's insane just how many there are.

linda22003
09-18-2009, 05:14 PM
Is there a place or site that values old medals? My mother had an iron cross (I think) that a boyfriend gave her during the war; it was booty taken from a German soldier. It has a facsimile of Adolf Hitler's signature on the back. I have it now, and I have no particular attachment to it, so I was wondering about its value.

Phillygirl
09-18-2009, 06:11 PM
That's really cool. Do you have French roots? Do you think it was given to a relative? Great piece of history to have.

megimoo
09-18-2009, 06:12 PM
Friends of France
The little group of Americans told of in this book who, during the past two ... Twenty-eight men have already been cited and awarded the croix de guerre. ...
http://www.ourstory.info/library/2-ww1/FriendsFrance/ffTC.htm
................................
Dutch-American sergeant Louis M. van Iersel has his breast full of medals.
He got the Medal of Honor because of brave conduct at Mouzon, France.
http://www.greatwar.nl/america/vaniersel.html
................................
Phillips Academy, Andover in the Great War.
New Haven: Yale, 1919
http://www.ourstory.info/library/2-ww1/Phillips/Andover2.html
.........................

stsinner
09-18-2009, 07:09 PM
That's really cool. Do you have French roots? Do you think it was given to a relative? Great piece of history to have.

I don't know if I have french roots, or not.. I've never been into lineage, but this makes me curious, as it was in a little box sitting on cotton..

megimoo
09-18-2009, 07:29 PM
I don't know if I have french roots, or not.. I've never been into lineage, but this makes me curious, as it was in a little box sitting on cotton..
Before America entered the first world war some young American men volunteered as French ambulance service drivers .Perhaps an uncle or a younger brother of your mother was one of those .Do some family tree searches and find out !