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To All Who Shall See These Presents Greeting:

This is to Certify that
The President of the United States of America
Takes Pride in Presenting


THE 
DISTINGUISHED SERVICE MEDAL
to

 

ALBY, HENRI M. C. E.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Henri M. C. E. Alby, Major General, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. As Chief of Staff, French Army, General Alby rendered invaluable service to the American Expeditionary Forces and to the cause in which the United States has been engaged.
War Department, General Orders No. 45 (1919)


ALCAN, ADRIEN H.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Adrien H. Alcan, Captain of Infantry, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. While on duty with the French Military Mission at General Headquarters, American Expeditionary Forces, Captain Alcan rendered services of exceptional value to the U.S. Army. His ability, tact, loyalty, and untiring efforts on our behalf proved of inestimable assistance in the successful execution of many important negotiations with the French Army. He went far beyond the bounds of duty to help us, proving himself a willing and devoted friend to our interests.
War Department, General Orders No. 126 (1919)


ALERME, MARIE M. E.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Marie M. E. Alerme, Lieutenant Colonel of Colonial Infantry, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. As Assistant Chief of the Cabinet of the Minister of War, charged with the management of Franco-American affairs, by his tact, good judgment, and loyal spirit of cooperation with the American authorities, Lieutenant Colonel Alerme has rendered important service to the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 126 (1919)


ALEXANDRE, GEORGES R.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Georges R. Alexandre, Brigadier General, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. As Chief of Artillery of the 5th Army Corps, General Alexandre performed invaluable services to the American Expeditionary Forces. To his consummate skill as an artillerist was due in a large measure the success of the artillery in the operations of the 5th Army Corps in the St. Mihiel offensive and in the first phase of the Meuse-Argonne offensive. The loyal spirit of cooperation which he constantly manifested will ever be held firm in memory of his American colleagues.
War Department, General Orders No. 126 (1919)


ALEXANDRE, MARIE N. G.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Marie N. G. Alexandre, Lieutenant Colonel of Artillery, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I, as Lieutenant Colonel of Artillery, 3d Bureau, French Army. Possessed of military attainments of a high degree, Lieutenant Colonel Alexandre placed these at our disposal, rendering very valuable services to the American Expeditionary Forces by the advice he has given us in connection with artillery operations. At all times he was devoted to the best interests of the allied cause. He displayed tireless energy and ceaseless vigilance in our behalf, proving himself loyal to our service.
War Department, General Orders No. XXXXX (1919)


ALLAIN, EMILIEN
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Emilien Allain, Captain, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I, while serving with the 315th Regiment of Infantry, French Army. By his able adaptation of the French combat formations to the American units and by the thorough instructions he gave the students of the Army Candidates' School in the technique of the combat formation, Captain Allain has given valuable service to the American Expeditionary Forces. Later, as Liaison Officer between the Marshal Commanding the Allied Armies and American General Headquarters, by his courteous efforts and good judgment, he has rendered much valuable assistance to the American Army.
War Department, General Orders No. 126 (1919)


ALPHANDERY, LEVY
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Levy Alphandery, Captain of Infantry, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. As Mayor of Chaumont, France, by his whole-hearted spirit of cooperation with the authorities at American General Headquarters in all matters concerning the American personnel at General Headquarters, Captain Alphandery rendered services of great value to the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 126 (1919)


ANDLAUER, JOSEPH L. M.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Joseph L. M. Andlauer, Brigadier General, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. As Commander of the 18th French Division, General Andlauer displayed conspicuous military attainments and the most loyal devotion to the allied cause. By his cordial spirit of cooperation and careful supervision of the training of the 1st, 2d, 26th, and 42d American Divisions during the time in which they were attached to his command, he rendered invaluable services to the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 126 (1919)


ANDROIT, MAURICE
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Maurice Androit, Lieutenant Colonel of Infantry, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. As Regulating Officer for the French railroads at American Headquarters, Services of Supply, Lieutenant Colonel Androit displayed remarkable efficiency in meeting the needs of the American forces for railroad transportation. By his untiring energy and technical ability he satisfied all sudden calls made upon him for railroad facilities.
War Department, General Orders No. 87 (1919)


ARDON, PIERRE R. I.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Pierre R. I. Ardon, Lieutenant Commander, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. Serving as Instructor, Valdahon Training Camp, American Expeditionary Forces School of Fire Triangulation, Langres, France, Lieutenant Commander Ardon rendered invaluable service to the American Expeditionary Forces and to the cause in which the United States has been engaged.
War Department, General Orders No. 45 (1919)


ARMENGAUD, PAUL F. M.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Paul F. M. Armengaud, Major of Air Service, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I, while serving with the French Mission, General Headquarters, American Expeditionary Forces. Throughout the entire organization and operation of the American Air Service in France, Major Armengaud rendered us services of exceptional value. He displayed most marked tactical conception of aerial activities, his advice proving of inestimable worth during the St. Mihiel and Meuse-Argonne offensives. Out of his wide experience he gave us his best. Proving at all times devoted to our interests and going far beyond the bounds of his duties, as a member of the French Mission, to assist us.
War Department, General Orders No. 126 (1919)
Personal Awards: Distinguished Service Cross (WWI), Army Distinguished Medal


BADRE, LOUIS H. J.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Louis H. J. Badre, Major of Infantry, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. As Forestry Officer, attached to the French Military Mission at General Headquarters, American Expeditionary Forces, Major Badre rendered invaluable service to the American Expeditionary Forces and to the cause in which the United States has been engaged.
War Department, General Orders No. 45 (1919)


BARRAUD, CLAUDIUS E.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Claudius E. Barraud, Interpreter Officer of First Class, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. As Instructor, Army Intelligence School, American Expeditionary Forces, Interpreter Officer of First Class Barraud rendered invaluable service to the American Expeditionary Forces and to the cause in which the United States has been engaged.
War Department, General Orders No. 45 (1919)


BARRILLON, PAUL C.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Paul C. Barrillon, Major of Engineers, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. As Chief of Service for Military Development of Ports, Minister of Public Works, Major Barrillon rendered invaluable service to the American Expeditionary Forces and to the cause in which the United States has been engaged.
War Department, General Orders No. 45 (1919)


BATAILLARD, FELICIEN F.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Felicien F. Bataillard, Captain of Gendarmes, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. Serving as Provost Marshal with the 1st Army Corps, American Expeditionary Forces, Captain Bataillard rendered invaluable service to the American Expeditionary Forces and to the cause in which the United States has been engaged.
War Department, General Orders No. 45 (1919)


BEAUDENOM DE LAMAZE, LOUIS E.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Louis E. Beaudenom de Lamaze, Brevet Lieutenant Colonel of Infantry, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. As Chief of the Personnel Section of the Army General Staff, by his able executive ability and good judgment, Brevet Lieutenant Colonel Beaudenom has rendered most distinguished services to the Allies. He has always shown a keen interest in the American Army and lent them every assistance which he could furnish. His services have been of great value to the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 126 (1919)


BECQ, RAYMOND
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Raymond Becq, Lieutenant Colonel of Engineers, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. Serving as Chief of the Telegraphic Service of the 2d French Army, Lieutenant Colonel Becq rendered invaluable service to the American Expeditionary Forces and to the cause in which the United States has been engaged.
War Department, General Orders No. 45 (1919)


BELIN, EMILE E.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Emile E. Belin, Major General, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I, for services to the allied and associated Governments as Permanent Military Representative, French Section, Supreme War Council.
War Department, General Orders No. 75 (1919)


BELLOT, LEON H. A.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Leon H. A. Bellot, Lieutenant Colonel of Artillery, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. As a Member of the Geographic Service of the Army, Lieutenant Colonel Bellot, by his sound practical advice and good judgment, proved of the utmost assistance to the American Expeditionary Forces. Due largely to his personal efforts, the closest cooperation existed between his army and our town Topographic Service. Just prior to the Meuse-Argonne he personally arranged for the Geographic Service to extend and enlarge its facilities, so as to assist the 1st American Army in every way possible. His services were of inestimable value.
War Department, General Orders No. 126 (1919)


BERDOULAT, PIERRE E.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Pierre E. Berdoulat, Major General, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I, while Commanding the 20th Army Corps, French Army, with the 1st and 2d Divisions, American Expeditionary Forces. General Berdoulat's gallant and conspicuous services are connected with the deeds of the 1st and 2d United States Division in the counterattack south of Soissons, July 1918.
War Department, General Orders No. 126 (1919)


BERGASSE, GASTON L. E. E.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Gaston L. E. E. Bergasse, Medical Inspector, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I, as Director of Medical Service of the 20th Army Area, French Army, in the organization of American hospital centers. In addition to his official cooperation in the larger affairs, Medical Inspector Bergasse's influence exerted in innumerable ways has been a material factor in the successful installation and operation of the activities of the Medical Department of Base Section No. 2.
War Department, General Orders No. 3 (1922)


BERGER, MICHEL D.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Michel D. Berger, Major, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. While serving as Chief of D.T.M.A., Major Berger was in personal charge of practically all of the movements of troops and hospital trains. He was tireless and careful in supervising the transportation of our troops through France and in providing railroad facilities for the shipment of supplies. He accomplished with brilliant success a most arduous and important task.
War Department, General Orders No. 87 (1919)


BERNARD, FREDERIC
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Frederic Bernard, Quartermaster, French Navy, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. With extraordinary heroism Quartermaster Bernard achieved the seemingly impossible in rescuing 70 members of the crew of the U.S. Army Transport JINSEN MARU, when that vessel foundered at Ile d'Yeu, France, on 4 December 1918. Braving the rocky surf, he got a line to the ship when other efforts had failed, and by that line sent all the members of the crew one-by-one to shore, being himself the last man to leave the ship. Displaying personal bravery of the highest order, he voluntarily jeopardized his life to perform this courageous service.
War Department, General Orders No. 87 (1919)


BERTHELOT, HENRI M.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Henri M. Berthelot, Major General, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. As Chief of the French Military Mission with Rumanian Armies, Commanding the French forces in the Orient, General Berthelot rendered invaluable service to the American Expeditionary Forces and to the cause in which the United States has been engaged.
War Department, General Orders No. 17 (1919)


BERTHIER, EMILE J.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Emile J. Berthier, Major of Artillery, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. By his brilliant military attainments and steadfast devotion to duty, Major Berthier rendered invaluable serviced to the American Expeditionary Forces as an Instructor in the Army Schools at Langres, France. Subsequently, upon being attached to the 3d American Army as Liaison Officer, he capably performed duties of the utmost importance in maintaining effective liaison between the French and American Armies of Occupation, doing much to promote the harmonious relations which prevailed among the two allied armies.
War Department, General Orders No. 126 (1919)


BERTIN, JEAN M. A.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Jean M. A. Bertin, Second Lieutenant, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I, as Second Lieutenant of the 5th Regiment of Engineers, French Army. As Laiason Officer between the D.T.M.A. of the French Army and the Deputy Director General of Transportation at American General Headquarters, by his tactful, capable, and untiring efforts to assist the American Army, Second Lieutenant Bertin has rendered services of great value to the American Expeditionary Forces. Loyal to the American Army, he at all times showed a friendly interest in all our needs.
War Department, General Orders No. 126 (1919)


BLETRY, CAMILLE L. C.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Camille L. C. Bletry, Major of Artillery, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I, for services while conducting all coal negotiations between the French Government and the American Expeditionary Forces. Major Bletry's unfailing response to every demand made upon him and his friendship and energy have many times proves of inestimable value to our Armies.
War Department, General Orders No. 59 (1921)


BLONDLAT, ERNEST J.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Ernest J. Blondlat, Major General, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. As Commanding General of the 2d Colonial Army Corps, French Army, it was under his command that the 2d Colonial Army Corps performed such glorious deeds as part of the 1st American Army during the St. Mihiel offensive.
War Department, General Orders No. 126 (1919)


BOQUET, ERNEST
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Ernest Boquet, Colonel of Engineers, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. As Director of Military Transports Service with the Armies, Colonel Boquet extended hearty cooperation to the American military authorities, aiding us greatly in solving transportation problems. He displayed marked ability in handling the intricate details of his important work and went far beyond the bounds of duty to render vital assistance to the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 87 (1919)


BORDEAUX, JOSEPH P. E.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Joseph P. E. Bordeaux, Brigadier General, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. In Command of the 18th French Division, General Bordeaux displayed superb military attainments and unfailing devotion to the allied cause. By his cordial spirit of cooperation and careful supervision of the instruction of the American units which were attached to his command during the training periods he rendered invaluable services to the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 126 (1919)


BORELLI, GEORGES M.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Georges M. Borelli, Captain of Artillery, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. As Commissariat General of the Franco-American Military Affairs, Liaison Officer with the 148th Field Artillery Brigade, 83d Division, American Expeditionary Forces, and Operations Officer, 55th Field Artillery Brigade, 30th Division, American Expeditionary Forces, Captain Borelli rendered invaluable service to the American Expeditionary Forces and to the cause in which the United States has been engaged.
War Department, General Orders No. 45 (1919)


BOUCHER, MARCEL A. F.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Marcel A. F. Boucher, Major of Air Service, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. As Commander of the Air Service of the 4th French Army, Major Boucher displayed a keen interest in the welfare and training of the American officers serving with the French squadrons. He imparted to them freely of his wide experience and knowledge of air-service offensive tactics. He showed himself at all times tactful, able, and possessed of complete technical attainments.
War Department, General Orders No. 87 (1919)


BOULANGER, MR. EDOUARD
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Mr. Edouard Boulanger, , a French Civilian, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. As Chief of Interministerial Service of Expenditures, Mr. Boulanger rendered great service to the United States.
War Department, General Orders No. 24 (1920)


BOULANGER, PIERRE
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Pierre Boulanger, Lieutenant of the Air Service, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. As Chief of the American Bureau of the French Aeronautic Ministry, and Secretary of the Interallied Aviation Committee, Lieutenant Boulanger displayed tact, executive ability, and wide experience in aviation matters, rendering invaluable assistance to the American Air Service. He evinced the keenest interest in our success and an exceptional understanding of our needs, proving himself at all times most loyal to our interests.
War Department, General Orders No. 87 (1919)


BOURGEOIS, JOSEPH E. R.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Joseph E. R. Bourgeois, Major General, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. As Director of the Geographic Service of the Army, General Bourgeois afforded most loyal cooperation to the American Expeditionary Forces. He rendered exceptional service by placing at our disposal the various departments under his control, including the use of maps and optical instruments that proved of inestimable value in the planning and execution of important military operations.
War Department, General Orders No. 87 (1919)


BOURGEOIS, MAURICE J.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Maurice J. Bourgeois, Captain of the Air Service, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. As Aide-de-Camp to Marshal Petain, Captain Bourgeois, through his careful and prompt action, rendered valuable service to the allied cause. His constant and tireless efforts brought about the consolidation and thorough regulation of the Red Cross and other benevolent organizations, which proved to be of great worth to the comfort of the American and other allied groups.
War Department, General Orders No. 126 (1919)


BOUSQUET, ACHILLE R.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Achille R. Bousquet, Captain of the General Staff, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. As Assistant to the American Regulating Officers of Creil, Le Bourget, Noisy-la-Sec, St. Dizier, and Metz, France, Captain Bousquet rendered invaluable services during successive military operations of the greatest importance. He labored unceasingly under most trying conditions in order that the supply of American combat troops might not be interrupted, thus ably furthering the American operations.
War Department, General Orders No. 87 (1919)


BOUVARD, HENRI
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Henri Bouvard, Brevet Major of Infantry, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. As an Aide to Marshal Petain, Major Bouvard served with distinction in a position of great responsibility. He displayed military attainments of a high order, and was constant in his devotion to the best interests of the allied cause. In the midst of his exacting duties, he found time to render very valuable service to the American Expeditionary Forces, being ever ready to assist us by his sound judgment and wide knowledge of constantly changing conditions.
War Department, General Orders No. 46 (1920)


BREART DE BOISANGER, JOSEPH M. H.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Joseph M. H. Breart de Boisanger, Colonel of Infantry, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. As Chief of the French Mission with the 2d American Army, Colonel Breart de Boisanger worked loyally in the interests of the allied cause, proving always both energetic and tactful in the performance of his exacting duties. He aided materially in the maintenance of cordial relations between the French and American military authorities. He at all times cooperated with us most helpfully, proving himself an able and loyal friend.
War Department, General Orders No. 126 (1919)


BREUCQ, HENRI A.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Henri A. Breucq, Brevet Major of Infantry, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. As a Member of the Franco-American Bureau, Army General Staff, by his sound judgment, tact, and keen interest in the American Army, Major Breucq has handled many delicate problems affecting the American Expeditionary Forces with marked ability and in a most satisfactory manner. The services he has given us have been of great value.
War Department, General Orders No. 126 (1919)


BRUNON, LOUIS E. P.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Louis E. P. Brunon, Brevet Major of Artillery, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. As Assistant Chief of the 2d Bureau at French General Headquarters, Major Brunon, by his whole-hearted cooperation and sound advice, was of the greatest assistance to the various officers of the American Expeditionary Forces with whom he came in contact. At all times he gladly extended to us every facility available to aid in the successful operations of our forces. He was tactful and loyal, proving himself a true friend.
War Department, General Orders No. 126 (1919)


BRUNOT DE ROUVRE, ANTOINE C. P.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Antoine C. P. Brunot de Rouvre, Lieutenant Colonel of Artillery, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. As Regulating Commissioner at St. Dizier, France, Colonel Brunot de Rouvre labored unceasingly in the interests of the American Expeditionary Forces during the St. Mihiel and Argonne offensives. Notwithstanding that the responsibility of supplying two French Armies rested upon him, the facilities at his command were put unreservedly at our service. Without his loyal cooperation the supply of our combat troops would have been most complicated.
War Department, General Orders No. 87 (1919)


BRUSSAUX, EDOUARD O. J.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Edouard O. J. Brussaux, Brevet Major Of Infantry, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. While he was on duty at the 2d Bureau, French General Headquarters, Major Brussaux cooperated in every way possible with American military authorities, placing at their disposal the facilities at his command. He thereby rendered service of great value to the American Expeditionary Forces, proving himself at all times a helpful, able, and loyal friend.
War Department, General Orders No. 126 (1919)


BUAT, EDOUARD A. L.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Edouard A. L. Buat, Major General, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. As Chief of Staff to Marshal Petain, General Buat rendered invaluable service to the American Expeditionary Forces and to the cause in which the United States has been engaged.
War Department, General Orders No. 17 (1919)


BUCAILLE-LITTINERY, HENRI
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Henri Bucaille-Littinery, Captain of Artillery, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. In connection with the supply and maintenance of automatic arms and machine guns, Captain Bucaille-Littinery rendered service of inestimable value to the American Expeditionary Forces. When assigned as Assistant to the Chief Inspector of Machine Guns and Small Arms, American Ordnance Department, he displayed high professional attainments, energy, and untiring devotion to duty, cooperating with us most loyally at all times.
War Department, General Orders No. 87 (1919)


CAMBON, MR. JULES
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Mr. Jules Cambon, , a French Civilian, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. As Special Advisor to the French Prime Minister for Franco-American Affairs, Mr. Cambon displayed the same spirit of cooperation and warm friendship for the American people which he had manifested during his distinguished service as the French Ambassador at Washington. Ever actuated by the desire to cement the cordial relations between the two Republics, he and his staff offered us every facility which his important post commanded, thereby rendering services of inestimable value to the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 126 (1919)


CAQUOT, A. T.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to A. T. Caquot, Major of Air Service, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. As Chief of the Technical Section of French Aeronautics, Major Caquot displayed technical aviation knowledge of high order, and performed his exacting duties with untiring energy and devotion. He rendered very valuable services to the American Expeditionary Forces, gladly assisting us at all times in the solution of perplexing problems.
War Department, General Orders No. 87 (1919)


CARREL-BILLIARD, MARIE J. A. A.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Marie J. A. A. Carrel-Billiard, Surgeon Major, First Class, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I, for services in important researches and in the application of bacteriological methods of control in the dressing and closing of wounds. To him is due the discovery of the Carrel-Dakin treatment for war wounds. By his important service he has shortened the period of hospitalization of wounded men to a marked degree, and to him is due in a great measure the saving of many lives and limbs and the prevention of many disabilities among the wounded of our Army.
War Department, General Orders No. 59 (1921)


CARTIER, FRANCOIS
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Francois Cartier, Lieutenant Colonel of Engineers, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. As Chief of the Wireless-Section of the French Ministry of War, Lieutenant Colonel Cartier rendered most distinguished services to the American Expeditionary Forces by placing every facility at the disposal of the American Army and by assisting our officers repeatedly with his sound advice, helping them in the solution of the many technical problems which confronted our Intelligence Section.
War Department, General Orders No. 126 (1919)


CASTELLI, EMILE J. B.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Emile J. B. Castelli, Surgeon Major, 1st Class, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I, while serving with the Medical Section of the Central Bureau of Franco-American Relations. As Advisor to the Medical Service of the American Expeditionary Forces, Surgeon Major Castelli assisted in the preparation of a comprehensive hospitalization program and was of the greatest assistance in putting this plan into effect. Realizing the importance of liaison between the French and American Medical Services, he organized the medical section of the Central Bureau of Franco-American Relations, which proved of the greatest mutual benefit to the French and American Armies.
War Department, General Orders No. 87 (1919)


CHARET, CHARLES E.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Charles E. Charet, Colonel of Artillery, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. Colonel Charet rendered service of conspicuous merit as Chairman of the Committee on Material. In securing the rapid, early, and complete delivery by the Germans of all the artillery and airplane material required by the armistice terms, the achievement of his committee was noteworthy.
War Department, General Orders No. 14 (1920)


CHARREYRE, EUGENE J.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Eugene J. Charreyre, Brevet Major of Infantry, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. As Chief of the 3d Bureau, General Staff of the group of French Armies of the East, Major Charreyre has rendered great assistance in the ;acing of the 1st American Division in the Camp de Lorraine and in furthering their rapid instruction in combat. During the American operations of St. Mihiel and the Meuse Argonne he again ably assisted us in furnishing additional artillery support during the attacks. At all times he assured the best conditions of liaison between the staffs of the French and American Armies.
War Department, General Orders No. 126 (1919)


CHEVALIER, LOUIS J. G.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Louis J. G. Chevalier, Major General, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. As Inspector General of the Forest Service, Minister of Munitions and War Manufacturers, General Chevalier directed the French civil agencies in obtaining standing timber and manufactured forest products required by the allied armies. With great administrative ability he superintended the supply of lumber to the American Expeditionary Forces, at all times doing everything within his power to further our needs, affording most loyal cooperation.
War Department, General Orders No. 87 (1919)


CHICOYNEAU DE LAVALETTE DE COELOSQUET, CHARLES O. M.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Charles O. M. Chicoyneau de Lavalette de CoElosquet, Lieutenant Colonel of Infantry, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. In his capacity as Chief of the French Geographic Bureau he went far beyond the bounds of duty to render valuable services to the American Expeditionary Forces. He placed a fund of valuable information at our disposal, being ever ready to give us the benefit of his wide knowledge. At all times he proved himself devoted to our interests and a most loyal friend.
War Department, General Orders No. 126 (1919)


CLAUDEL, HENRI E.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Henri E. Claudel, Major General, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. As Commander of the 26th and 79th Division, American Expeditionary Forces, General Claudel rendered invaluable service to the American Expeditionary Forces and to the cause in which the United States has been engaged.
War Department, General Orders No. 45 (1919)


CLAUDON, JOSEPH P. H.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Joseph P. H. Claudon, Brevet Colonel of Infantry, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I, for services rendered the United States Army while serving as Chief of the French Military Information Mission to the United States.
War Department, General Orders No. 11 (1919)


CLAVEILLE, MR. ALBERT
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Mr. Albert Claveille, , a French civilian, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. As French Minister of Public Works, Mr. Claveille rendered service of immense value to the Transportation Corps of the American Expeditionary Forces, showing himself at all times willing to go to any lengths to assist us. He displayed broad vision, a keen grasp of the essentials and great energy in overcoming difficulties in times of emergency.
War Department, General Orders No. 62 (1919)


CLAVEL, JEAN M. G.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Jean M. G. Clavel, Colonel of Engineers, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. Through his wide experience and eminent technical ability, Colonel Clavel was of the utmost assistance in connection with the establishment of Base Section No. 2 at Bordeaux. Not only did he conduct the negotiations for placing at our disposal the indispensable Bassens dock, but he made possible the enlargement of our port facilities by the construction of railroad terminals. In numerous other ways he furnished us material aid by his sound advice and whole-hearted spirit of cooperation, rendering services of a high character to the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 126 (1919)


CLEMENSON, LOUIS
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Louis Clemenson, Lieutenant Colonel of Infantry, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. As Regulating Commissioner at Is-sur-Tille, Lieutenant Colonel Clemenson rendered invaluable assistance in the organization and operation of the American Regulating Station and Depots at that point. His hearty cooperation and genius for organization aided materially in the achievement of most satisfactory results and the development of an efficient service.
War Department, General Orders No. 87 (1919)


COCHET, MAURICE D.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Maurice D. Cochet, Lieutenant Colonel of Engineers, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. In his capacity as a Member of the French Mission attached to the American General Headquarters from June 1917 to April 1918, Lieutenant Colonel Cochet gave us much assistance in all matters of organization of units, and especially those affecting the organization of artillery. By his good judgment and willing spirit of cooperation, coupled with his high military attainments, he rendered services of particular worth to the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 126 (1919)


COFFEC, FREDERIC M. M.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Frederic M. M. Coffec, Brigadier General, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. As Director of Artillery, Ministry of War, during the formative period of our Artillery, General Coffec has given most valuable service to our Artillery personnel in the solution of the difficult problems of organization and training. He placed at our disposal the means of instruction and training for our Artillery. Through his efforts the Samumur Artillery School was opened to us, the instruction camps at Coetquidan Meucon Souge, and Valdahon, France, were prepared as centers of training, and the facilities of the Tractor Artillery School at Vincennes were opened to us. The services he has rendered to the American Expeditionary Forces have been of great value.
War Department, General Orders No. 126 (1919)


COLLARDET, LOUIS
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Louis Collardet, Colonel of Infantry, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I, for services rendered the United States Army while serving as Military Attaché to the French Embassy and Chief of the French Military Missions to the United States.
War Department, General Orders No. 11 (1919)


COLONNA-CECCALDI, MARIE
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Marie Colonna-Ceccaldi, Brevet Lieutenant Colonel of Infantry, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. As Chief of the French Mission in Base Section No. 2, American Expeditionary Forces, Lieutenant Colonel Colonna-Ceccaldi furthered the combining of French and American resources and interests, aiding materially in the success of the American Expeditionary Forces and the allied cause. He displayed untiring energy, devotion to duty, and great tact in the performance of his manifold duties.
War Department, General Orders No. 87 (1919)


COMBY, LOUIS
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Louis Comby, Major General, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. In Command of the 12th French Region, General Comby showed unceasing devotion to the welfare and comfort of the American troops entering that territory, at all times affording the American military authorities loyal cooperation. He exercised extraordinary personal interest in Franco-American relations and rendered invaluable service to the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 87 (1919)


CORVISART, CHARLES P. R. V.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Charles P. R. V. Corvisart, Major General, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. As Commanding General of the 15th Army Corps, French Army, General Corvisart rendered invaluable service to the American Expeditionary Forces and to the cause in which the United States has been engaged.
War Department, General Orders No. 4 (1923)


COUSSERGUE
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Coussergue, , a French Civilian, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. As French Regulating doctor at St. Dizier, France, Dr. Coussergue rendered the American Expeditionary Forces valuable service in making possible the evacuation of the forward areas during the St. Mihiel and Argonne offensives. When the number of American hospital trains available were found insufficient, he placed at our disposition the facilities of the French, laboring personally, day and night, in order that there might be no interruption of service.
War Department, General Orders No. 62 (1919)


COUTANCEAU, MICHEL H. M.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Michel H. M. Coutanceau, Major General, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. As Commanding General of the 11th French Region, General Coutanceau rendered the American authorities most valuable assistance, meeting them always in a spirit of cordial cooperation. Through his willing help, billeting areas and many other facilities were placed promptly at the disposal of the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 87 (1919)


CROCHET, EUGENE
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Eugene Crochet, Captain of Infantry, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. As Liaison Officer with the 1st Division during all the active operations of the division from April to October 1918, Captain Crochet showed exceptional ability and tireless energy in the performance of his exacting duties. Although his task was a difficult one, he labored incessantly to our best interests, manifesting at all times a spirit of loyalty and friendship for the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 126 (1919)


CROLET, MR. CHARLES
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Mr. Charles Crolet, , a French Civilian, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. As Chief, Bureau of Franco-American Service, Administration Division, Ministry of War, Mr. Crolet rendered great service to the United States in the adjustment of numerous and complicated accounts between the United States and France.
War Department, General Orders No. 24 (1920)


D'AMADE, ALBERT G. L.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Albert G. L. D'Amade, Major General, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. As General Commanding the 10th Region, General D'Amade has displayed the same brilliant military attainments and loyal devotion to the common cause which characterized his service with combat troops at the front. By his spirit of whole-hearted cooperating and earnest desire to furnish every facility to the American troops in his region, he has rendered services of utmost value to the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 126 (1919)


DANTANT, GEORGES V.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Georges V. Dantant, Major General, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. After Long and honorable service in active operations against the enemy, General Dantant took Command of the 13th Region, in which were subsequently located a large variety of American military activities. The unbroken harmony which characterized the relations between the French and American authorities was due in no small degree to his tact and breadth of vision, and by his constant desire to further our interests in every possible manner he rendered services of inestimable value to the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 126 (1919)


D'ARMAU DE POUYDRAGUIN, LOUIS M. G.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Louis M. G. D'Armau de Pouydraguin, Major General, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. General D'Armau de Pouydraguin Commanded with distinction the 67th Chasseurs Division, with which a large number of American troops had the honor of serving. He continually showed every consideration for the Americans in his command, and by his skill in directing their training for effective combat he rendered services of the highest value to the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 17 (1924)


D'AUVIN, FRANCOIS R.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Francois R. D'Auvin, Major General, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. General D'Auvin's brilliant military attainments and forceful leadership were an important factor in the combat training of the American units which were attached to his command in the Chemin des Dames and Vosges Sectors. Later, as Aide Major General for Personnel at French General Headquarters, he continued to display a desire to aid the American Army with all the important facilities at his disposal, thereby rendering services of the utmost value to the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 126 (1919)


DE BARESCUT, MAURICE
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Maurice de Barescut, Brigadier General, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. As Aide Major General for Operations at French General Headquarters, General de Barescut gave us information and advice of the greatest importance. At all times he extended whole-hearted cooperation to the American military authorities. He showed himself a tireless worker, brilliant tactician, and loyal friend.
War Department, General Orders No. 17 (1924)


DE BAZELAIRE, GEORGES
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Georges de Bazelaire, Major General, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. As Commander of the 7th Army Corps, French Army, with the 42d Division, American Expeditionary Forces, General de Bazelaire rendered invaluable service to the American Expeditionary Forces and to the cause in which the United States has been engaged.
War Department, General Orders No. 45 (1919)


DE BEAUMONT, MARIE J.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Marie J. de Beaumont, Colonel of Infantry, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. As Chief of the French Mission at Headquarters of Base Section No. 1, American Expeditionary Forces, Colonel de Beaumont discharged his duties with tact, zeal, and distinguished ability. He contributed very largely by his personal efforts to creating conditions which made it possible for Base Section No. 1 to maintain a steady flow of supplies to the American troops.
War Department, General Orders No. 87 (1919)


DE BOISSOUDY, ANTOINE P. T. J.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Antoine P. T. J. De Boissoudy, Major General, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. While Commanding the French Army of Belgium, General De Boissoudy rendered invaluable service to the American Expeditionary Forces and to the cause in which the United States has been engaged.
War Department, General Orders No. 17 (1919)


DE CHAMBRUN, JACQUES A.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Jacques A. De Chambrun, Lieutenant Colonel, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. While serving with the 40th Regiment of Artillery, French Army, Lieutenant Colonel De Chambrun rendered invaluable service to the American Expeditionary Forces and to the cause in which the United States has been engaged.
War Department, General Orders No. XXXXX (1919)


DE COINTET, LEON E.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Leon E. De Cointet, Brevet Lieutenant Colonel of Artillery, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. As Head of the 2d Bureau, French General Headquarters, Lieutenant Colonel De Cointet placed every facility in his power at the disposal of officers of the American Expeditionary Forces. The cooperation he extended to us was hearty and sincere. He rendered us distinguished and valuable service and played an important part in our successes. At all times he acted with tact and energy and showed himself a loyal friend.
War Department, General Orders No. 126 (1919)


DE CURIERES DE CASTELNAU, NOEL M. J. E.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Noel M. J. E. De Curieres de Castelnau, Major General, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. While Commanding the Group of Armies of the East, General De Curieres de Castelnau rendered invaluable service to the American Expeditionary Forces and to the cause in which the United States has been engaged.
War Department, General Orders No. 17 (1919)


DE FAUCIGNY-LUCINGE ET COLIGNY, AYMON J. B. M.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Aymon J. B. M. De Faucigny-Lucinge et Coligny, Captain of Cavalry, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. While detached from the French Army, as Head of Franco-American Section, G. S. 15th Region, Captain De Faucigny-Lucinge et Coligny rendered invaluable service to the American Expeditionary Forces and to the cause in which the United States has been engaged.
War Department, General Orders No. 19 (1922)


DE LA FERRONAYS
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to De La Ferronays, Major, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. As Personal Liaison Officer between the French Minister of War and the American Commander in Chief, Major De La Ferronays showed great tact and energy in the performance of his duties. He rendered service of exceptional value to the American Expeditionary Forces, laboring incessantly for the common cause, and doing much to promote the cordial relations between the French and American authorities.
War Department, General Orders No. 87 (1919)


DE LAGRANGE, AMAURY
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Amaury De Lagrange, Captain of Air Service, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. Captain De Lagrange's broad knowledge of the conditions of modern warfare, gained through creditable service at the front, coupled with his loyalty and friendship for the United States and the American Army, fitted him admirably for his important service as a member of the French Mission at Washington. Later, upon his return to France, as Chief of the Aeronautical Section of the French Mission at Tours, he assisted materially in the establishment of schools and training systems for our Air Service, thereby rendering services of the utmost value to the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 126 (1919)


DE L'ESPEE, JEAN F. M. H.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Jean F. M. H. De L'Espee, Major General, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. In Command of the 5th Region, General De L'Espee performed his important duties with marked success. At all times he manifested the utmost consideration for American interests in the territory under his jurisdiction. By his generous action in placing at our disposal many French barracks and cantonments in the Department of Loire-et Cher and at other places, he rendered services of highest value to the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 1261919)


DE L'ESTRADE, JACQUES E.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Jacques E. De L'Estrade, Captain of Air Service, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. During his connection with our Air Service Headquarters in Paris, Captain De L'Estrade was of the greatest assistance in solving many problems relating to supply through his wide practical experience and intimate knowledge of French factory and industrial methods, particularly in connection with the repair of airplanes and the procurement of spare parts. Ever displaying a desire to further the interests of the Air Service of our Army in every possible way, he rendered services of high character to the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 1261919)


DE MARENCHES, CHARLES C. M.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Charles C. M. De Marenches, Captain of Infantry, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. While serving as Liaison Officer between the Commander in Chief, American Expeditionary Forces, and Marshals Foch and Petain, Captain De Marenches rendered invaluable service to the American Expeditionary Forces and to the cause in which the United States has been engaged.
War Department, General Orders No. 45(1919)


DE MARGUERY
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to De Marguery, Admiral, French Navy, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. As French Naval Representative to the Port of Nantes, Admiral De Marguery cooperated at all times with the American authorities, showing ability of the highest order and tact in the performance of his duties. He gave us the greatest possible assistance in times of emergency, far exceeding the bounds of his duties to render important services to the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 87(1919)


DE MAUD'HUY, LOUIS E.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Louis E. De Maud'Huy, Major General, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. Major General De Maud'Huy rendered invaluable service to the American Expeditionary Forces and to the cause in which the United States has been engaged.
War Department, General Orders No. 45(1919)


DE MONTAL, LEOPOLD P.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Leopold P. De Montal, Major, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. While serving as the Liaison Officer between the Embassy, the High Commission of France, and the War Department, Major De Montal rendered invaluable service to the American Expeditionary Forces and to the cause in which the United States has been engaged.
War Department, General Orders No. 29(1919)


DE NEUFLIZE, ANDRE P.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Andre P. De Neuflize, Lieutenant General, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. As Liaison Officer between the French Ministry of Armament and the American services in France, and later as Chief of the Armament Section of the French High Commission in the United States, General De Neuflize rendered valuable services to the American Army. To his efforts may be attributed, in a great measure, the success which the American Government had in obtaining from French sources artillery material and ammunition needed to complete the equipment for American troops arriving in France.
War Department, General Orders No. 49(1922)


DE NEUVILLE, SEBASTIEN H.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Sebastien H. De Neuville, Lieutenant of Cavalry, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. As Chief of the Sales and Purchase Section, French Mission, with American service at Paris, Lieutenant De Neuville rendered great service to the United States.
War Department, General Orders No. 24(1920


DE PELACOT, JACQUES M. G. J.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Jacques M. G. J. De Pelacot, Lieutenant Colonel of Infantry, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. As Chief Liaison Officer with the 5th Army Corps from the date of its organization until a period subsequent to the suspension of hostilities, Lieutenant Colonel De Pelacot performed his important duties with distinguished ability and a spirit of whole-hearted cooperation. At all times he assured efficient liaison between the American troops and the adjacent French units. Subsequently, while he was a member of the French Mission attached to the 1st Army, he continued to render invaluable services to the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 1261919)


DE ST. QUENTIN, MARIE C. A. G.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Marie C. A. G. De St. Quentin, Major of Artillery, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. Major De St. Quentin took upon his own shoulders the complete reorganization of the French Delivery Services that the American Air Service might be supplied in a time of great need with airplanes, motors, and a large number of spare parts. His foresight was marked and he acted at all times with keen judgment and energy, rendering most valuable services to the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 87(1919)


DE VALDNER DE FREUNDSTEIN, MAURICE F.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Maurice F. De Valdner De Freundstein, Reserve Captain of Cavalry, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I, for services rendered to the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 59 (1921)


DEBAINS, FREDERIC H.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Frederic H. Debains, Colonel of Cavalry, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. As Chief of Staff in the 18th French Region, Colonel Debains gave invaluable assistance and cooperation in the operation of Base Section No. 2, American Expeditionary Forces. His efficient and painstaking efforts assisted most materially in the results achieved by the American military authorities. At all times he showed tact and a most valuable comprehension of existing conditions and our needs.
War Department, General Orders No. 87 (1919)


DEBENEY, MARIE E.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Marie E. Debeney, Major General, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. While Commanding the 1st French Army, General Debeney rendered invaluable service to the American Expeditionary Forces and to the cause in which the United States has been engaged.
War Department, General Orders No. 17 (1919)


DEGOUTTE, JEAN M. J.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Jean M. J. Degoutte, Major General, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. While Commanding the group of the Armies of Flanders, General Degoutte rendered invaluable service to the American Expeditionary Forces and to the cause in which the United States has been engaged.
War Department, General Orders No. 17 (1919)


DELAIN, JOSEPH L. P.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Joseph L. P. Delain, Lieutenant Colonel of Infantry, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. As Chief of Staff of the Communication Zone of the French Army, Lieutenant Colonel Delain was charged with the study and development of many of the most important projects affecting the American Expeditionary Forces. He displayed untiring energy in carrying out many delicate problems, and as supervising head of the whole work of the Communication Zone continually rendered valuable service to our armies.
War Department, General Orders No. 87 (1919)


DELASSUS, GEORGES A.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Georges A. Delassus, Major of Air Service, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. As Chief of the 1st Bureau, Office of the French Undersecretary of State for Aeronautics, Major Delassus rendered services of especial value to the American Expeditionary Forces. Through his energetic efforts the American balloon companies in France were at all times supplied with the equipment necessary to efficient operation.
War Department, General Orders No. 87 (1919)


DELAUNAY, M. L.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to M. L. Delaunay, Captain of Infantry, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. While serving in the capacity of Liaison Officer with the 78th Division, American Expeditionary Forces, Captain Delaunay rendered invaluable service to the American Expeditionary Forces and to the cause in which the United States has been engaged.
War Department, General Orders No. 27 (1922)


DELIGNY, HENRI V.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Henri V. Deligny, Major General, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. In Command of the 3d French Region at the time of the formation of American Base Section No. 4, General Deligny gave most helpful attention to the needs of the American Expeditionary Forces, affording us his unhesitating support. His tireless efforts in our behalf assured the success of important projects in the base section, contributing largely to the achievements of our armies.
War Department, General Orders No. 87(1919)


DENNERY
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Dennery, , a French civilian, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. As Inspector General of the Telephone Service of the Department of Posts, Telephones and Telegraphs, Mr. Dennery rendered the American Expeditionary Forces service of the greatest value in securing much- needed supplies and personnel for the Signal Corps. He was devoted in his efforts to secure all grants from the French Posts, Telephones, and Telegraphs administration to the best interests of our service.
War Department, General Orders No. 62(1919)


DERCLE, CHARLES U.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Charles U. Dercle, Surgeon Colonel, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I, for services as Liaison Officer and Advisor to the Surgeon General. By his thorough knowledge Surgeon Colonel Dercle gave much needed and excellent advice upon medico-military subjects, which was of great assistance in the solution of important problems confronting the Surgeon General. He has rendered services of great value.
War Department, General Orders No. 59(1921


D'ESPEREY, LOUIS F. M. F.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Louis F. M. F. D'Esperey, Major General, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. As Commander in chief of the Allied Armies of the Orient, General D'Esperey rendered invaluable service to the American Expeditionary Forces and to the cause in which the United States has been engaged.
War Department, General Orders No. 17(1919)


DESTICKER, PIERRE H.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Pierre H. Desticker, Brigadier General, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. As Aide Major General of Marshal Foch's staff, General Desticker collaborated with whole-hearted interest with officers of the American Expeditionary Forces, and brought to their aid his sound judgment and military attainments in the solution of perplexing and intricate problems. At all times he was unswerving in devotion to his important and exacting duties, and proved a loyal friend the services which he rendered us were of inestimable value.
War Department, General Orders No. 17 (1924)


DHE, PAUL
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Paul Dhe, Colonel of Air Service, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. As Military Director of French Aeronautics, Colonel Dhe displayed untiring attention to the problems of the American Air Service, and by his earnest and whole-hearted cooperation did much to render possible of execution the air program of the American Expeditionary Forces. In all of his relations with the American Air Service he acted in a broad-minded manner, showing a spirit of willing helpfulness at all times.
War Department, General Orders No. 87 (1919)


DIVE, GABRIEL A.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Gabriel A. Dive, Colonel, Superintendent of the 3d Class, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. As a Member of the Staff of the Inspector General of Supply, French Army, Colonel Dive was charged with the responsibility for the cooperation of his section of the French General Staff with the American Expeditionary Forces with reference to supply problems. The rare technical skill, resourcefulness, tact and spirit of cooperation displayed by Colonel Dive, coupled with sound judgment and unremitting devotion to duty contributed markedly to the successful operations of the American forces in Europe.
War Department, General Orders No. 15 (1923)


DOMEJEAN, RAYMOND X.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Raymond X. Domejean, Major of Artillery, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. Major Domejean rendered service of inestimable value to the American Expeditionary Forces in connection with the supply and maintenance of artillery material. Throughout the offensive of the 1st American Army, in the St. Mihiel and Meuse-Argonne operations, he commanded with great distinction the important artillery repair and supply establishment at Southesmes.
War Department, General Orders No. 87 (1919)


DOUMENC, JOSEPH E. A.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Joseph E. A. Doumenc, Major of Artillery, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. As Chief of the French Automobile Service, Major Doumenc was intimately associated and uniformly helpful in the development of the American motor transportation system in France. With extraordinary foresight he organized the interallied motor reserve. His exceptional ability and personal efforts made possible the transport of large numbers of American troops at times when the success of operations depended on rapid transportation.
War Department, General Orders No. 87 (1919)


DUBAIL, AUGUSTIN Y. E.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Augustin Y. E. Dubail, Major General, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I, as Military Governor of Paris, France. Through General Dubail's distinguished efforts one of the largest hospitals in Paris was made available for the use of the American Expeditionary Forces, rendering possible the hospitalization there of hundreds of the sick and wounded of the American armies.
War Department, General Orders No. 87 (1919)


DUCHENE, JOSEPH C.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Joseph C. Duchene, Lieutenant Colonel of Artillery, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. In his capacity as Chief of Marshal Petain's Cabinet, Lieutenant Colonel Duchene extended to us most helpful cooperation, far exceeding the bounds of his important duties to render us valuable assistance. Possessed of military attainments of a high order, he aided the allied cause greatly, and by the advice and information he so willingly furnished rendered very valuable services to the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 126 (1919)


DUFFOUR, GASTON C. G. A.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Gaston C. G. A. Duffour, Lieutenant Colonel of Infantry, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. In Command of troops in the field and as Chief of the French Operations Bureau, Lieutenant Colonel Duffour rendered services of inestimable value in the prosecution of the war. He gave us very material assistance by imparting to the Chief of the American Military Mission at French General Headquarters, information as to the plans of his bureau. At all times he afforded us whole-hearted cooperation, going far beyond the bounds of duty to render service to the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 126 (1919)


DUFIEUX, JULIEN C. M. S.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Julien C. M. S. Dufieux, Brigadier General, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. As Assistant Chief and Chief of the French Operations Bureau, General Dufieux was always ready to cooperate with the American military authorities. He willingly furnished us with valuable information and wise advice. Able, tactful, and helpful, he rendered very valuable services to the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 17 (1924)


DUMAS, CHARLES F. E.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Charles F. E. Dumas, Lieutenant, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. On duty with the French Mission attached to the 4th American Army Corps, and later with the 2d American Army, Lieutenant Dumas rendered most valuable assistance to both the G-1 and G-3 Sections of the Staff in the preparations for and during the St. Mihiel offensive. He prepared the orders for the movements of French troops operating in this offensive, and saw that they were properly executed. He also gave us great assistance in solving problems of traffic control and billeting, working cheerfully day and night performing arduous tasks and going far beyond the bounds of duty to render service to the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 126 (1919)


DUMESNIL, MR. M. J. L.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Mr. M. J. L. Dumesnil, , a French Civilian, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I, as French Undersecretary of State for Aviation, President of the Interallied Aviation Committee. With persistent effort and determination Mr. Dumesnil supplied each American division going into the line with the same aviation equipment as was given to corresponding French units. He performed a task of tremendous magnitude with remarkable success, working at all times with great zeal for the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 62 (1919)


DUMONT, GEORGES A. L.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Georges A. L. Dumont, Colonel, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I, for services in connection with the supply and transportation of the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 19 (1922)


DUPONT, CHARLES
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Charles Dupont, Brigadier General, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. As President of the Interallied Commission on the Repatriation of Prisoners of War, General Dupont has rendered highly meritorious service to the United States and allied Governments in connection with the repatriation of American and allied prisoners released by the armistice. He always displayed a cheerful and active interest in all that pertained to their welfare and rendered sympathetic and practical cooperation.
War Department, General Orders No. 126 (1919)


DUPORT, PIERRE G.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Pierre G. Duport, Major General, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. It was under General Duport's brilliant command that the 37th and 77th United States Divisions first entered the zone of operations and engaged the enemy at Baccarat and Badonvillers.
War Department, General Orders No. 126 (1919)


DURETTE, CLEMENT
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Clement Durette, Major of Artillery, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I, for services as Head of the French Field Artillery Mission at the School of Fire for Field Artillery, Fort Sill, Oklahoma, from September 1917 to May 1918. Major Durette's knowledge of field artillery, tireless effort, unfailing tact, and loyal cooperation were largely responsible for the great value of the services of this mission to that school and to the Field Artillery.
War Department, General Orders No. 19 (1922)


DUTEY, HENRI
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Henri Dutey, Lieutenant, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I, for services as Liaison Officer with the 15th Field Artillery, 2d Division, American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 49 (1922)


DUVAL, MAURICE
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Maurice Duval, Brigadier General, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. As Aide-Major General of Air Service, General Duval cooperated in every way possible with the Chief of the U.S. Air Service in the organization and development of the American air units at the front. He placed French units at our disposal during important offensive operations and at all times showed himself a most loyal friend. His service to the American Expeditionary Forces was most valuable.
War Department, General Orders No. 87 (1919)


EBENER, CHARLES
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Charles Ebener, Major General, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. As Military Governor of Lyon, France, and General Commanding the 14th French Region, General Ebener served with distinction. Amid his manifold responsibilities and duties he at all times lent us his valuable assistance, greatly furthering the interests of the American Expeditionary Forces. He was in command of a region in which were located large American military centers, and the services rendered by him were of inestimable value.
War Department, General Orders No. 87 (1919)


ESTIENNE, JEAN B. E.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Jean B. E. Estienne, Major General, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. As Chief of Tank Corps, French Army, General Estienne manifested a constant desire to aid our Tank Service in every possible way, assisting in the instruction of American officers at Recloses and giving us the benefit of his extensive experience by his valuable advice. He also came to our assistance at a critical time when he helped secure a large number of tanks from the French Government, thereby rendering invaluable services to the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 126 (1919)


FAYOLLE, MARIE E.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Marie E. Fayolle, Major General, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. While Command Group of Armies of the Center, French Army, General Fayolle rendered invaluable service to the American Expeditionary Forces and to the cause in which the United States has been engaged.
War Department, General Orders No. 17 (1919)


FERRIE, GUSTAVE A.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Gustave A. Ferrie, Colonel of Engineers, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. Colonel Ferrie rendered the American Expeditionary Forces services of exceptional value in his capacity as Technical Director to the Military Wireless. Without his counsel and unremitting devotion to our interests, it would have been exceedingly difficult to have equipped our forces with the indispensable radio apparatus which he placed so freely at our disposal.
War Department, General Orders No. 87 (1919)


FEVRIER, CHARLES
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Charles Fevrier, Medical Inspector General, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I, for services as Chief Medical Officer of the Military Government of Paris. During the period of the great offensives of Chateau-Thierry, Soissons, and the Meuse-Argonne, when the American sick and wounded were arriving in great numbers from the battle front and our hospital resources and accommodations were exhausted, he placed at the disposal of the American Medical Service the entire available space in the French military hospitals of Paris. During the development of the American hospital facilities, General Fevrier greatly assisted the American Medical Service in the location and obtaining of suitable buildings for hospitals. He has rendered service of great merit to the United States.
War Department, General Orders No. 59 (1921)


FILLONNEAU, ETIENNE
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Etienne Fillonneau, Brigadier General, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. As Chief of the French Mission at Headquarters, Services of Supply, American Expeditionary Forces, General Fillonneau proved assiduous, tactful, and efficient in the performance of his duties. As intermediary between the Services of Supply and the Bureau of Franco-American Relations, he was prompt and most helpful, rendering exceptional service to the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 87 (1919)


FILLOUX, LOUIS J. F.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Louis J. F. Filloux, Lieutenant Colonel of Artillery, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. Lieutenant Colonel Filloux designed and developed the 155-mm. Giant Power Filloux material, which proved indispensable to the American Expeditionary Forces. He rendered further valuable service by placing all his technical engineering ability and experience at our disposal for the manufacture of this material in America.
War Department, General Orders No. 87 (1919)


FOCH, FERDINAND
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Ferdinand Foch, Marshal of France, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I, as Commander in Chief of the Allied Armies, as an expression to him of the high regard of the people of the United States and of their Army, for the distinguished and patriotic services which he has rendered to the common cause in which he has been associated on the battle fields of Europe.
War Department, General Orders No. 111 (1918)


FORT, JULES E. L.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Jules E. L. Fort, Lieutenant Colonel of Infantry, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. As Chief of the French Mission of the 1st American Army throughout its operations, Lieutenant Colonel Fort performed with distinction and success the task of coordinating the work of the American and French units. He was painstaking and untiring in his efforts to maintain helpful cooperation.
War Department, General Orders No. 87 (1919)


FOURNIER, GASTON
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Gaston Fournier, Colonel, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. Colonel Fournier rendered specially meritorious service as Chief of Staff of the French Mission. He organized the business side of the mission, the arrangements for meetings, the editing, distributing, and filing of notes with skill, accuracy, and dispatch.
War Department, General Orders No. 14 (1920)


FOURNIER, PIERRE
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Pierre Fournier, Captain, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. As Chief of the 1st bureau of the French Mission attached to General Headquarters, American Expeditionary Forces, Captain Fournier's thorough knowledge of the French military service, unfailing tact, and spirit of cheerful cooperation greatly assisted the officers of the American General Staff, contributing to the success of the allied cause.
War Department, General Orders No. 87 (1919)


FRANTZ, PHILIPPE
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Philippe Frantz, Brigadier General, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I, for services rendered the American Expeditionary Forces in connection with the Meuse-Argonne operation.
War Department, General Orders No. 3 (1922)


FRESOULS, EMILE S.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Emile S. Fresouls, Major of Artillery, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. As Regulating Officer at Dunkerque, Major Fresouls occupied a particularly difficult position in being called upon to meet the needs of the British, French, Belgian, and American Armies. He, despite the complexities of situations with which he was confronted, rendered us exceptional service, lightening the task of supplying our troops in Belgium, and at all times extending whole-hearted cooperation. He brought his wide knowledge of existing conditions to bear upon difficult problems of transportation, handling them with peculiar success. At all times he displayed marked devotion to his exacting tasks. In times of need he proved himself a loyal friend of the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 126 (1919)


FRID, GEORGE E.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to George E. Frid, Brevet Colonel, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. As Deputy Chief of Staff, French Army of the Rhine and Allied Forces of Occupation, Colonel Frid rendered invaluable service to the American Expeditionary Forces and to the cause in which the United States has been engaged.
War Department, General Orders No. 30 (1921)


GAMELIN, MAURICE G.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Maurice G. Gamelin, Brigadier General, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. As Commander of the 9th French Division of Infantry, General Gamelin displayed conspicuous military attainments and most loyal devotion to the allied cause. He assigned a large number of French officers and noncommissioned officers as instructors, prepared a complete program of final training, cooperated with our personnel, and carefully supervised the training of the 32d Division during its training period from 16 May to 21 July 1918. By his important efforts he has rendered invaluable services to the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 53 (1920)


GANNE
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Ganne, French Delegate of the Commissioner General for the Franco-American War Affairs, a French Civilian, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. Mr. Ganne displayed untiring energy and exceptional ability in handling relations between the French and American authorities. At all times tactful and courteous, he did much to cement the feelings of friendship between the two nations, rendering services of great value to the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 62 (1919)


GASCOUIN, FIRMIN E.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Firmin E. Gascouin, Brigadier General, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I, for services rendered to the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 19 (1922)


GASSOUIN, JOSEPH M. G.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Joseph M. G. Gassouin, Brigadier General, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. As Director of French Military Railways, General Gassouin displayed the same administrative ability and devotion to duty which had characterized his service as a commander of a division in the field. He has at all times showed a broad-minded appreciation of the transportation needs of the American Army and by his cordial spirit of cooperation and valuable assistance in furnishing the necessary railway facilities has rendered a substantial service to the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 126 (1919)


GAUCHER, LEON M.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Leon M. Gaucher, Brigadier General, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. As Commander of the 164th French Division of Infantry, General Gaucher displayed brilliant leadership and military attainments of a high order. The splendid successes achieved by the 4th American Division are due in no small degree to the splendid initial training in actual warfare they received under his command when they first went into the trenches in the Toul sector.
War Department, General Orders No. 126 (1919)


GAUTHIER, ADOLPHE F. M.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Adolphe F. M. Gauthier, Major of Infantry, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. As Head of the section of the G-2, with an American Division, Major Gauthier displayed untiring zeal, energy, and devotion to his exacting duties. By his spirit of whole-hearted cooperation with our personnel in solving the many and complex problems with which we were confronted he proved himself a most efficient officer and valuable friend.
War Department, General Orders No. 126 (1919)


GAUTHIER, MR. JEAN B.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Mr. Jean B. Gauthier, Military Intendant, a French Civilian, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. As Assistant Director, Bureau of the Undersecretary of State for the Liquidation of Stocks, Mr. Gauthier ably discharged a difficult and important task and rendered great service to the United States in the settlement of complicated claims and the liquidation of stocks involving millions of dollars.
War Department, General Orders No. 24 (1920)


GAY, ANTOINE
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Antoine Gay, Lieutenant, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. As Representative of the French railroads, Lieutenant Gay rendered the American Services of Supply invaluable assistance by obtaining for us the rolling stock necessary to forward vitally important shipments to the front. During the period of the Argonne offensive his services were of especial value.
War Department, General Orders No. 87 (1919)


GERARD, AUGUSTIN G. A.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Augustin G. A. Gerard, Major General, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. While Commanding the 8th French Army, General Gerard rendered invaluable service to the American Expeditionary Forces and to the cause in which the United States has been engaged.
War Department, General Orders No. 17 (1919)


*GEROME, AUGUSTE C.
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The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal (Posthumously) to Auguste C. Gerome, Major General, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. In command of the 15th French Region, General Gerome rendered the American Expeditionary Forces most valuable assistance, showing himself resourceful and at all times willing to aid the American military authorities at the base port at Marseille. His tact was marked and he displayed ability of a high order, combined with energy and devotion to duty.
War Department, General Orders No. 87 (1919)


GIGIDOT, JEAN R.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Jean R. Gigidot, Major of Artillery, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. As Chief of Staff to the Advisor of the Prime Minister for Franco-American Affairs, by his cordial spirit of whole-hearted cooperation with the American authorities, Major Gigidot has rendered services of marked distinction. He has ably assisted the American Expeditionary Forces in many important matters which came before his office.
War Department, General Orders No. 126 (1919)


GILLY, EUGENE L.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Eugene L. Gilly, Captain, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. As French Commandant of the Port of St. Nazaire, Captain Gilly cooperated whole-heartedly with the American authorities, extending them most valuable assistance. Due to his tireless efforts, facilities of the utmost importance were placed at our disposal. He showed marked ability and initiative in the performance of his arduous duties.
War Department, General Orders No. 87 (1919)


GIROD, LEON A.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Leon A. Girod, Colonel of Air Service, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. In his capacity as Chief of Training of the French Aviation Schools, Colonel Girod opened those schools to our cadets at a time when our air program was seriously retarded by lack of trained pilots. He took a personal interest in the training of our pilots, and it is due, in a large measure, to his attention that we did not incur further delay in placing our squadrons at the front. His high military attainments enabled him to render us a very valuable service, which was enhanced by the spirit of friendship and cooperation he at all times manifested.
War Department, General Orders No. 87 (1919)


GODART, MR. JUSTIN
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Mr. Justin Godart, , a French civilian, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. As Undersecretary of State, Chief of the Medical Department of the French Army, Mr. Godart exercised his influence and energy to assist in the initial hospitalization of the American Army, and by his cordial cooperation and untiring efforts expedited and facilitated that hospitalization, thus rendering valuable service to the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 126 (1919)


GODEFROY, ANTOINE P.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Antoine P. Godefroy, Lieutenant Colonel of Engineers, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. As Chief of the French Mission attached to Base Section No. 6, American Expeditionary Forces, Lieutenant Colonel Godefroy rendered invaluable assistance in the development of Marseille as an American base port. He displayed tact, energy, and foresight in a position of great responsibility, and his assistance aided markedly in the prompt forwarding of supplies to the troops operating in the advanced zones.
War Department, General Orders No. 87 (1919)


GORJU, EUGENE
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Eugene Gorju, Captain of Artillery, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. As Delegate from the Director of the Automobile Service, French General Headquarters, to the 1st and 2d American Armies, Captain Gorju displayed great foresight and sound judgment, working ceaselessly and with untiring energy in our behalf. He aided us repeatedly in the solution of perplexing problems of transportation. At all times devoted to our interests, he proved himself a loyal friend.
War Department, General Orders No. 126 (1919)


GOUDCHAUX, JOSEPH M.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Joseph M. Goudchaux, Captain of General Staff, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. Serving as Commander of the French Mission with the 89th Division and the 9th Army Corps of the American Expeditionary Forces, Captain Goudchaux rendered invaluable service to the American Expeditionary Forces and to the cause in which the United States has been engaged.
War Department, General Orders No. 30 (1921)


GOUIN, EDOUARD F. M. A.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Edouard F. M. A. Gouin, Lieutenant, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. As a member of the 59th Regiment of Artillery, French Army, Lieutenant Gouin rendered services of great worth to the American Expeditionary Forces while he was attached successively to the 1st Field Artillery Brigade and 1st Division, the 5th Army Corps, and the 9th Army Corps. His earnest devotion to duty and marked tactical ability displayed in the execution of important artillery missions have earned for him the lasting respect and high esteem of the American officers with whom he served.
War Department, General Orders No. 126 (1919)


GOURAUD, HENRI J. E.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Henri J. E. Gouraud, Major General, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. While Commanding the 4th French Army, General Gouraud rendered invaluable service to the American Expeditionary Forces and to the cause in which the United States has been engaged.
War Department, General Orders No. 17 (1919)


GOURGUEN, LOUIS A. G.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Louis A. G. Gourguen, Lieutenant Colonel of Infantry, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. As Chief of the 2d Bureau, French Ministry of War, Lieutenant Colonel Gourguen at all times effectively collaborated with the various missions in deciding questions of policy and work to be undertaken. By his tactful and whole-hearted cooperation he rendered valuable and distinguished service to the American Expeditionary Forces. He was tireless in devotion to his important duties, and at all times showed himself a loyal friend, zealous in our behalf.
War Department, General Orders No. 126 (1919)


GOYBET, MARIANO F. J.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Mariano F. J. Goybet, Brigadier General, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. As Commander of the 157th French Division of Infantry, General Goybet was an important factor in the successes of the Allies. By his valiant leadership and eminent tactical ability the officers and soldiers of the 371st and 372d American Infantry Regiments count it a great honor to have served as part of his command in the operations conducted by him in the Champagne and in the Vosges.
War Department, General Orders No. 17 (1924)


GRAZIANI, JEAN C.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Jean C. Graziani, Major General, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I, for services as Commander in succession of the 28th Infantry Division, the 17th Army Corps, the 12th Army Corps, the French forces in Italy, and as the French Representative on the Interallied Military Mission to Hungary, positions of great responsibility, in which he rendered valuable services in the furtherance of the allied cause.
War Department, General Orders No. 3 (1922)


GROUT, M. G.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to M. G. Grout, Rear Admiral, French Navy, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. Admiral Grout rendered services of marked distinction and value to the American Expeditionary Forces in lending his assistance during the formative period of American Base Section No. 5. Going far beyond the bounds of duty, he placed at the disposal of that base all of the facilities at his command.
War Department, General Orders No. 87 (1919)


GUERIN, ETIENNE F. M.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Etienne F. M. Guerin, Major General, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. During the assault of the 5th Army Corps in the St. Mihiel offensive, 12 September 1918, General Guerin Commanded the 15th Division of Colonial Infantry, French Army, as a part of the 5th Army Corps. By his superior skill and leadership, his resolute execution of orders, his loyal and aggressive devotion to the operations of the 1st American Army, and his high courage in combat, he contributed in a determining manner to the assault of the 5th Army Corps.
War Department, General Orders No. 30 (1921)


GUILLAUMAT, MARIE L. A.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Marie L. A. Guillaumat, Major General, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. While Commanding the 5th French Army, General Guillaumat rendered invaluable service to the American Expeditionary Forces and to the cause in which the United States has been engaged.
War Department, General Orders No. 17 (1919)


GUILLON, HENRI A.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Henri A. Guillon, Lieutenant Colonel of Infantry, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. As Chief of the French Mission at Headquarters, Services of Supply, American Expeditionary Forces, Lieutenant Colonel Guillon was zealous, tactful, and energetic in the performance of his exacting duties. At all times he displayed tact and exceptional ability. His loyal cooperation proved of great assistance to the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 87 (1919)


HALLIER, EUGENE H.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Eugene H. Hallier, Brigadier General, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. As Assistant Chief of the Army General Staff of the French Army and in his capacity as Chief of the 2d Bureau of the General Staff, by his loyal cooperation in all matters concerning the American Army, General Hallier has rendered the American Expeditionary Forces eminent service. He at all times furthered those friendly relations which characterized all association of the French and American authorities.
War Department, General Orders No. 126 (1919)


HALLOUIN, LOUIS E. A.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Louis E. A. Hallouin, Major General, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. In Command of the 18th French Region, General Hallouin gave the American military authorities earnest cooperation and sound advice on matters of great importance. His able assistance counted greatly in increasing the efficiency of Base Section No. 2. His tact, energy, and wide knowledge of conditions were most marked.
War Department, General Orders No. 87 (1919)


HALPHEN, HENRI J.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Henri J. Halphen, First Lieutenant of Artillery, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. As a Member of the French Military Mission, during the entire period of the American activities, by his energetic policy and loyal spirit of cooperation with our Artillery personnel, Lieutenant Halphen rendered valuable assistance to the American Expeditionary Forces. His advice was sound; his judgment was good.
War Department, General Orders No. 126 (1919)


HANAUT, HENRI S. A.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Henri S. A. Hanaut, Major of Infantry, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. As a Member of the French Military Commission, Major Hanaut was on duty with the Training and Instruction Branch of the War Plans Division of the General Staff. In this branch he was charged with teaching the higher phases of the military art, a course which only a talented and experienced officer could have conducted. His services to the United States were of inestimable value.
War Department, General Orders No. 105 (1919)


HANOTEAU, JEAN A.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Jean A. Hanoteau, Captain of Infantry, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. As a Member of the Staff on the Cabinet of the Minister of War, charged with affairs concerning American and other allied nations, by his splendid tact, good judgment, and sympathetic understanding of the American people, Captain Hanoteau has promoted that friendly spirit which has marked all dealings of the French with the American authorities.
War Department, General Orders No. 126 (1919)


HANOTTE, MAURICE J. V.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Maurice J. V. Hanotte, Territorial Surgeon, Major of the 2d Class, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I, for services as Assistant to the Director of the Medical Service, 9th Region, and as a Member of the French Mission, Headquarters, Services of Supply. Due to his energy, devotion to his task, and keen judgment, Major Hanotte rendered valuable assistance to the American Expeditionary Forces in the procurement of buildings for hospitalization and in the placing of American soldiers in French hospitals. His cordial assistance and excellent advice have been of great service to the American medical officials.
War Department, General Orders No. 59 (1921)


HAVARD, VICTOR
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Victor Havard, Colonel of Infantry, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. As Regulating Officer at Crell and Nantes, Colonel Havard rendered great service to the American Expeditionary Forces in connection with the supply and transportation of the American units engaged at Cantigny and Chateau-Thierry. Later, he rendered exceptionally valuable assistance in relation to the St. Mihiel and Argonne offensive, at all times displaying brilliant organizing ability and a keen spirit of cooperation.
War Department, General Orders No. 87 (1919)


HELLET, FREDERIC E. A.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Frederic E. A. Hellet, Major General, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. General Hellet rendered invaluable service to the American Expeditionary Forces and to the cause in which the United States has been engaged.
War Department, General Orders No. 45 (1919)


HENNOCQUE, EDMOND C. A.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Edmond C. A. Hennocque, Major General, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. While Commanding the 4th Cavalry Division, French Army of the Rhine, General Hennocque rendered invaluable service to the American Expeditionary Forces and to the cause in which the United States has been engaged.
War Department, General Orders No. 30 (1921)


HERING, PIERRE
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Pierre Hering, Colonel of Artillery, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. Serving as Deputy Chief of Staff, French Army of the Rhine and Allied Army of Occupation, Colonel Hering rendered invaluable service to the American Expeditionary Forces and to the cause in which the United States has been engaged.
War Department, General Orders No. 30 (1921)


HERR, FREDERIC G.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Frederic G. Herr, Major General, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. In his capacity as Inspector General of Artillery of the French Army, General Herr has rendered exceptionally valuable services to the American Expeditionary Forces in connection with the design and production of new artillery material. He gave wise advice and painstaking assistance in this task, placing all the information at his command at our disposal.
War Department, General Orders No. 87 (1919)


HIRSCHAUER, AUGUSTE E.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Auguste E. Hirschauer, Major General, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. While Commanding the 2d French Army, General Hirschauer rendered invaluable service to the American Expeditionary Forces and to the cause in which the United States has been engaged.
War Department, General Orders No. 17 (1919)


HUBERT, XAVIER L. M. R.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Xavier L. M. R. Hubert, Brigadier General, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. As a Commander of a unit at the front during a period of three years, General Hubert has given eminently distinguished service to the allied cause. Later, as Commander of the 1st and 2d Subdivision of the 18th Region, by his loyal cooperation with the American authorities and ever willing in spirit to assist them with all means at his disposal, he has rendered services of great worth to the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 126 (1919)


HUE, EUGENE
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Eugene Hue, Major of Infantry, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. As Chief of the 2d Bureau, French Mission, General Headquarters, American Expeditionary Forces, Major Hue displayed sympathetic intelligence and untiring ardor in interpreting and sustaining the American point of view in the many delicate problems that arose. Due to his zeal, a spirit of complete cooperation existed between the French services and the American military authorities. He rendered services of great distinction to the United States and France.
War Department, General Orders No. 126 (1919)


HUMBERT, GEORGES L.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Georges L. Humbert, Major General, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. While Commanding the 3d French Army, General Humbert rendered invaluable service to the American Expeditionary Forces and to the cause in which the United States has been engaged.
War Department, General Orders No. 17 (1919)


JACQUEMIN, HENRI
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Henri Jacquemin, Major of Cavalry, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. As a member of the Presidency of the Council, Commissariat General of the Franco-American War Affairs, by his thorough application to the needs of the American troops and by his fervent cooperation with the American authorities, Major Jacquemin has rendered most distinguished service to the American Expeditionary Forces. The 28th Division will always remember his continuous and efficient efforts in their behalf in all their dealings with the French authorities under his able supervision.
War Department, General Orders No. 126 (1919)


JOFFRE, MR. JOSEPH J. C.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Mr. Joseph J. C. Joffre, Marshal of France, a French Civilian, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I, as an expression to him of the high regard of the people of the United States and their Army, for the distinguished and patriotic services which he has rendered to the common cause in which he has been associated on the battle fields of Europe.
War Department, General Orders No. 111 (1919)


JULIEN, GEORGES L. E.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Georges L. E. Julien, Major General, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. As Chief of Engineers, General Julien gave the American Expeditionary Forces hearty support at all times, rendering especially valuable service by supplying the 1st American Army with pontoon equipages and bridge material. He provided an ample training center for our troops and in solving the problems of water supply and barracks construction aided materially our engineering operations.
War Department, General Orders No. 87 (1919)


KLOTZ, MAURICE
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Maurice Klotz, Captain of Infantry, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. As Liaison Officer with the 1st American Depot Division and the 77th American Division, Captain Klotz rendered services of exceptional value to the American Expeditionary Forces. He acted with tact and energy in handling all questions between the American military authorities, with whom he served, and the French authorities, immeasurably facilitating our work. In the field, he assured the efficient liaison with the French units operating on the flanks of the 77th American Division, rendering services of inestimable worth.
War Department, General Orders No. 46 (1920)


KOECHLIN-SCHWARTZ
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Koechlin-Schwartz, Colonel of Infantry, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. As a lecturer at the American Army schools, Colonel Koechlin-Schwartz displayed extraordinary enthusiasm and ability in the performance of his important duties. Energetic and always working for the best interests of the allied cause, he rendered very valuable services to the American Expeditionary Forces in connection with the training of a large number of its officers.
War Department, General Orders No. 126 (1919)


LA ROCH, JULIEN E.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Julien E. La Roch, Captain of Infantry, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. As a member of the Liquidation Commission, American Expeditionary Forces, Captain La Roch rendered great service to the United States in the adjustment of numerous and complicated accounts between the United States and France.
War Department, General Orders No. 24 (1920)


LABROSSE, HENRI
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Henri Labrosse, Captain of Cavalry, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. As a member of the Army General Staff, by his excellent military ability, sound judgment, and tact, Captain Labrosse has given most creditable service to the Allies. His interest in the American Army was shown by his ever willing spirit to assist us by all means at his disposal. His services have been of great value to the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 126 (1919)


LACAZE, MARIE J. L.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Marie J. L. Lacaze, Vice Admiral, French Navy, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I, as Commander in Chief and Perfect, 5th Maritime Region. At a critical period of the war, Vice Admiral Lacaze performed invaluable service by giving assistance in t he establishment of a supplementary American port at the French naval base of Toulon. He assigned docks, storage, and transport facilities to the American authorities, aiding them with his wise advice and experience, and thus assuring the rapid development of the American interests at this port.
War Department, General Orders No. 87 (1919)


LACOMBE DE LA TOUR, ALPHONSE E. E. E. X. J.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Alphonse E. E. E. X. J. Lacombe de la Tour, Major General, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. As Commander of the 5th French Cavalry Division in its operations with the 1st American Corps, General Lacombe de la Tour handled his division with ability. Zealous in his effort to effectively use his force, he was severely wounded while making a reconnaissance of the terrain between Four de Paris and Varennes.
War Department, General Orders No. 126 (1919)


LACOMBE, LOUIS F.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Louis F. Lacombe, Major of Infantry, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I, for service to the allied and associated Governments as Chief of Staff, French Section, Supreme War Council.
War Department, General Orders No. 75 (1919)


LASNET, ALEXANDRE B.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Alexandre B. Lasnet, Medical Inspector, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. As Chief Surgeon of the 6th French Army, Medical Inspector Lasnet placed all the facilities of his complete organization at the disposal of the American Expeditionary Forces for instruction purposes of our inexperienced medical personnel. In February 1918, when the 26th Division became a part of the 6th French Army, he made the most complete and detailed arrangements for the care of our sick and wounded and assisted in every possible way in making their instruction period a success. During the Chateau-Thierry offensive, when several divisions of the American Expeditionary Forces were in the 6th French Army, he rendered significant aid to the American units. Later, when he became Chief Surgeon of the group of armies of the Center, he again manifested the same whole-hearted spirit of cooperation and helpfulness. No demands were ever too great to receive his consideration and no effort was left unmade by him to assist in meeting the many emergencies which confronted the medical department in the trying periods of 1918. His services were of great consequence to the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 39 (1920)


LAVAL, EDOUARD C.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Edouard C. Laval, Surgeon Principal, 2d Class, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. As a member of the 4th Bureau of French General Headquarters, Surgeon Principal, Second Class, Laval was closely associated with front-line medical tasks in the American Expeditionary Forces, and by his cooperation aided us in procuring hospital facilities. He displayed good judgment, broad experience, and unfailing courtesy, rendering service of inestimable value in the proper care of the sick and wounded.
War Department, General Orders No. 87 (1919)


LAVELLE, PAUL M. P. L.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Paul M. P. L. Lavelle, Major of Infantry, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. As a member of the 4th French Bureau, General Staff, Major Lavelle showed himself at all times willing to help the American Expeditionary Forces. To expedite the selection of sites for various American transportation projects, making a personal inspection. His wide experience, tireless energy, and loyal cooperation made his service of inestimable value.
War Department, General Orders No. 87 (1919)


LE HENAFF, JOSEPH H. F.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Joseph H. F. Le Henaff, Colonel of Infantry, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. As Representative of the French Government on the Interallied Transportation Council, Colonel Le Henaff evinced great vision and excellent judgment in handling questions of interallied transportation. In helping to solve problems of supply he rendered assistance of the greatest value to the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 87 (1919)


LE PELLETIER DE WOILLEMONT, BERNARD C. F. M. X. E. G.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Bernard C. F. M. X. E. G. Le Pelletier de Woillemont, Lieutenant of Cavalry, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. As Liaison Officer with the 2d Division he participated in all the battles in which the division was engaged. By his loyal devotion to duty, whole-hearted spirit of cooperation, and high military attainments he rendered invaluable services to the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 49 (1922)
Personal Awards: Distinguished Service Cross (WWI), Army Distinguished Service Medal


LE ROND, HENRI L. E.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Henri L. E. Le Rond, Brigadier General, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. In his capacity as a Member of the General Staff attached to the Minister of War and Supervisor of all Franco-American Missions in France, by his thorough military knowledge and fervent spirit of cooperation, General Le Rond gave the American authorities invaluable assistance. He placed at t he disposal of our officials all the facilities that his extensive office afforded. His services have been of inestimable worth to the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 126 (1919)


LEBRUN, LEONCE M.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Leonce M. Lebrun, Major General, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. While Commanding the 3d French Region, General Lebrun rendered invaluable service to the American Expeditionary Forces and to the cause in which the United States has been engaged.
War Department, General Orders No. 45 (1919)


LECONTE, MARIE G. F.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Marie G. F. Leconte, Major General, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. While Commanding the 33d French Army Corps, General Leconte rendered invaluable service to the American Expeditionary Forces and to the cause in which the United States has been engaged.
War Department, General Orders No. 45 (1919)


LEFEVRE-PONTALIS, HENRI G.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Henri G. Lefevre-Pontalis, Lieutenant of Infantry, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. As a Member of the special Franco-American Section, Army General Staff, Lieutenant Lafevre-Pontalis has administered with marked ability many important matters concerning the American Army. Actuated at all times by a spirit of friendship for the American forces, he has rendered them great assistance by the excellent manner in which he managed the many items which came before his bureau.
War Department, General Orders No. 126 (1919)


LEFORT, FERREOL F. G.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Ferreol F. G. Lefort, Colonel of Engineers, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I, as Assistant Chief of the D. M. T. A., for services in connection with the transportation of American troops and supplies.
War Department, General Orders No. 19 (1921)


LEGRAND, ALBERT L.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Albert L. Legrand, Captain, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. As Chief Liaison Officer with the American Rents, Requisitions, and Claims Service, Captain Legrand rendered most valuable service in conducting negotiations between the French and American authorities relative to the settlement of numerous claims and in making of agreements relative to the occupancy of French Government property by the American Expeditionary Forces. He displayed tact and zeal at all times, working unreservedly for the good of the allied cause.
War Department, General Orders No. 87 (1919)


LEGRAND, EMILE E.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Emile E. Legrand, Major General, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. In Command of the 15th French Region at the time of the creation of Marseille as an American base port, General Legrand gave most valuable assistance and advice to the American military authorities, rendering possible the rapid organization and development of the American base. His able cooperation assisted greatly in putting the port on an efficient basis capable of supplying the needs of the troops at the front.
War Department, General Orders No. 87 (1919)


LEGRAND, JACQUES G.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Jacques G. Legrand, Major of Artillery, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. As Executive Member of the Artillery Section of the French Mission at American General Headquarters during the entire period of American activities, Major Legrand gave himself wholly to the varied details of organization, training, and equipment of the American artillery. His services were of great value to the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 87 (1919)


LEMERRE, LOUIS A.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Louis A. Lemerre, Lieutenant Colonel of Infantry, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. As a Member of the French Military Mission attached to General Headquarters, American Expeditionary Forces, Lieutenant Colonel Lemerre rendered great assistance in the selection of French officers and soldiers for duty with American divisions and other American units. He at all times displayed remarkable tact and sound judgment in furthering the important tasks under his charge. Equipped, as he was, by a long period of staff training and high professional ability furthered by a keen appreciation of the importance of his task, he contributed to the maintenance of these cordial relations which had been established between the French and American forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 126 (1919)


LEPELLETIER, LOUIS R. V.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Louis R. V. Lepelletier, Colonel of Artillery, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. As Chief Liaison Officer for the French War Office to American General Headquarters, Colonel Lepelletier rendered services of a distinguished character. By his painstaking efforts and thorough understanding of conditions which the American Army had to meet, he gave valuable assistance, at all times manifesting a spirit of loyalty and friendship for the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 46 (1920)


LESCANNE, FERNAND L. J.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Fernand L. J. Lescanne, Major of Infantry, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. As Chief of Staff of the D. A, French Army, Major Lescanne rendered invaluable service to the American Expeditionary Forces and to the cause in which the United States has been engaged.
War Department, General Orders No. 19 (1922)


L'HOPITAL, RENE M. M.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Rene M. M. L'Hopital, Captain of Artillery, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. As a Member of the Cabinet of the Minister of War, Captain L'Hopital has at all times displayed a friendly interest in the American Army, rendering it courteous consideration and assistance in all matters which came before him. His services have been of great value to the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 126 (1919)


LIBAUD, EMMANUEL U.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Emmanuel U. Libaud, Major of Infantry, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. As a Staff Officer of the French Army, Major Libaud rendered invaluable service to the American Expeditionary Forces and to the cause in which the United States has been engaged.
War Department, General Orders No. 19 (1922)


LINARD, JEAN L. A.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Jean L. A. Linard, Colonel of Artillery, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. Serving as Chief, French Mission, General Headquarters, American Expeditionary Forces, Colonel Linard rendered invaluable service to the American Expeditionary Forces and to the cause in which the United States has been engaged.
War Department, General Orders No. 45 (1919)


LOBEZ, STANISLAS J.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Stanislas J. Lobez, Colonel of Cavalry, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. As Chief of the French Mission with the 32d American Division, Colonel Lobez rendered us services of exceptional value in connection with the planning and operation of an efficient system of liaison. He displayed a wide comprehension of the needs and difficulties which would be encountered and his advice proved of the greatest assistance to us. He was energetic, tactful, and tireless in his devotion to our interests.
War Department, General Orders No. 126 (1919)


LOMBARD, EMMANUEL E.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Emmanuel E. Lombard, Captain of Artillery, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. As Senior French Instructor at the American Artillery Training Camp at Valdahon, Captain Lombard rendered services of great value to the American Artillery. At all times he exhibited a spirit of whole-hearted cooperation with the American authorities, assisting them by all means at his command.
War Department, General Orders No. 126 (1919)


LORAIN
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Lorain, , a French civilian, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I, as Director of the Telephonic Exploitation of the Department of Posts, Telephones, and Telegraphs. Mr. Lorain procured much-needed telephone material for the American Expeditionary Forces at critical times. His assistance was indispensable in obtaining leases for the long lines which formed the basis of our general telephone and telegraph system. Laboring unremittingly in our behalf, he rendered services of inestimable value.
War Department, General Orders No. 62 (1919)


LOUCHEUR, MR. LOUIS
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Mr. Louis Loucheur, French Minister of Armament, a French civilian, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. Mr. Loucheur displayed ability of high order in the performance of his important duties. In his relations with the American authorities he was tactful and zealous in our behalf, going far beyond the bounds of his duties to render valuable service and assistance to the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 62 (1919)


MABILLE, MARIE J. H.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Marie J. H. Mabille, Major, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. While he was a Member of the 2d Bureau at French General Headquarters, Major Mabille Manifested a warm spirit of cooperation by doing all in his power to aid the members of the American Military Mission at these headquarters, placing at their disposal all the important facilities of his office, rendering invaluable service to the American Expeditionary Forces. Subsequently, as Chief of the 2d Bureau of the 2d French Army, he continued to perform valiant services in the common cause.
War Department, General Orders No. 126 (1919)


MAISON, LEOPOLD
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Leopold Maison, Brevet Colonel, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. As Commanding Officer of Artillery, 132d French Division, Colonel Maison rendered us service of exceptional value by his accurate and rapid work in directing and controlling the fire of the Divisional Artillery which was supporting the 37th American Division. His efficiency resulted in our Infantry receiving all the advantages of constant artillery support, and he was in a large measure responsible for the success achieved. He displayed military attainments of a high order and was constant and untiring in his efforts in our behalf.
War Department, General Orders No. 126 (1919)


MAISTRE, PAUL A. M.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Paul A. M. Maistre, Major General, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. While Commanding the Group of Armies of the Center, General Maistre rendered invaluable service to the American Expeditionary Forces and to the cause in which the United States has been engaged.
War Department, General Orders No. 17 (1919)


MAITRE, ALPHONSE A.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Alphonse A. Maitre, Colonel of Artillery, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. As Chief of the Artillery Section, French Mission, during the entire period of American activities, Colonel Maitre gave himself wholly to the varied details of the organization, training, and equipment of the American Artillery. His services were of inestimable value to the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 87 (1919)


MANGIN, CHARLES M. E.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Charles M. E. Mangin, Major General, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. While Commanding the 10th French Army, General Mangin rendered invaluable service to the American Expeditionary Forces and to the cause in which the United States has been engaged.
War Department, General Orders No. 17 (1919)


MARCOMBE, MARIE J. P.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Marie J. P. Marcombe, Surgeon Major, First Class, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. As Regulating Medical Officer at Le Bourget, France, Surgeon Major, First Class, Marcombe performed highly responsible duties with conspicuous success. When the number of our wounded from the operations in the vicinity of Chateau-Thierry and Soissons became so large that our transportation facilities proved inadequate, he relieved the critical situation by placing French trains at our disposal and personally directed their operations. He also furnished supplies for American patients, cooperated in selecting advantageous evacuation points, and in numerous other ways made himself the instrumentality for saving many American lives and alleviating much suffering, thereby rendering services of incalculable value to the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 46 (1920)


MARTIN-ZEDE, HENRI
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Henri Martin-Zede, Lieutenant of Cavalry, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. As a Member of the French Mission attached to the American General Headquarters, Lieutenant Martin-Zede has constantly exerted himself in the interest of the American Army, rendering us every assistance which his office afforded. By his courtesy and good judgment he has done much to further the strengthening of those friendly relations which have characterized the services of the French and American forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 126 (1919)


MARTY, AUGUSTIN A.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Augustin A. Marty, Paymaster General of the 1st Class, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. In charge of the French Military Postal Service, Paymaster General Marty gave us assistance of inestimable value in the planning and organization of our own military postal system. At all times he cooperated with us most whole-heartedly, giving us sound advice and proving at all times most helpful and tactful. The services which he rendered to the American Expeditionary Forces were of great worth to us.
War Department, General Orders No. 46 (1920)


MARZAC, A. JOSEPH
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to A. Joseph Marzac, Major of Artillery, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. In Command of the Aerial Gunnery School at Cazeaux, Major Marzac displayed exceptional zeal and technical knowledge, combined with keen interest in the training of American students detailed to this school. He enabled them to secure training which rendered them markedly efficient at the front, thus rendering most valuable services to the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 87 (1919)


MATHIEU DE VIENNE, ALEXANDRE H. M.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Alexandre H. M. Mathieu de Vienne, Major of Cavalry, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. As Chief of the French Mission attached to the American services in Paris, Major Mathieu de Vienne rendered great service to the United States.
War Department, General Orders No. 24 (1920)


MAUGIN, JULES E.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Jules E. Maugin, Major of Infantry, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. Serving as Assistant Chief of Staff of the Communication Zone, Major Maugin rendered invaluable services in connection with the ammunition supply of the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 19 (1922)


MAURIER, GEORGES T. P. H.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Georges T. P. H. Maurier, Colonel of Infantry, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. As Chief of the 4th French Bureau of the French General Staff, Colonel Maurier practically controlled transportation from the coast to the army zone. He rendered the American Expeditionary Forces service of great worth, assisting us most ably in handling the Army supply problem. He cooperated always most fully and unselfishly with the American authorities.
War Department, General Orders No. 87 (1919)


MAURIN, LOUIS F. T.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Louis F. T. Maurin, Brigadier General, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. As Commander of the General Reserve of Artillery, by his earnest efforts and loyal cooperation with our forces the American Railway Artillery was always provided with suitable cantonments and equipment facilities and an ample supply of ammunition for every mission which was assigned to them. By the high quality of service he has rendered he has contributed materially to the successes achieved by our Railway Artillery during the operations against the enemy.
War Department, General Orders No. 17 (1924)


MAZEL, OLIVER C. A. A.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Oliver C. A. A. Mazel, Major General, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. After serving with eminent distinction at the front General Mazel was assigned to the Command of the 4th Region at Le Mans, France, where he continued to perform important duties with conspicuous ability. By his warm spirit of cooperation and appreciation of American needs he was of material assistance in connection with the establishment and development of our embarkation and replacement center at Le Mans, thereby rendering valuable services to the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 126 (1919)


MENARD, VICTOR R.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Victor R. Menard, Major of Air Service, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. From the inception of the American Air Service, Major Menard was its constant and reliable advisor, and rendered most important services in its training and development. He personally supervised the instruction of the first American pursuit squadrons. During the St. Mihiel attack the organization which he commanded was placed at our disposition, and in his personal direction of his group during the battle he showed military ability of a high order, rendering most distinguished service.
War Department, General Orders No. 87 (1919)


MEYER, MAURICE
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Maurice Meyer, Brevet Lieutenant Colonel, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. Lieutenant Colonel Meyer served with marked distinction as Head of the 2d Bureau at French General Headquarters, performing duties of the utmost responsibility. At all times he manifested the most cordial spirit of cooperation and desire to assist our officers by all the means at his disposal, thereby rendering valuable services to the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 126 (1919)


MICHEL, CAMILLE C. G. A.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Camille C. G. A. Michel, Brigadier General, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. Serving as Chief of Staff of the French Army of the Rhine and Chief of Staff of the Interallied Armies of Occupation in Germany, General Michel rendered invaluable services to the allied cause and to the American forces in Germany.
War Department, General Orders No. 30 (1921)


MICHEL-LEVY, MARCEL J. B.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Marcel J. B. Michel-Levy, Second Lieutenant of Infantry, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. Second Lieutenant Michel-Levy served with exceptional ability as Chief of the Administrative Offices of the French Mission at General Headquarters, American Expeditionary Forces, displaying the same sound judgment and untiring zeal which had previously characterized his service in the field. By his admirable tact and broad sense of justice he aided materially in solving many delicate questions which arose between the American Army and the French civilians, thereby rendering services of great worth to the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 126 (1919)


*MOINIER, CHARLES E.
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The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal (Posthumously) to Charles E. Moinier, Major General, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. As Military Governor of Paris, France, General Moinier constantly rendered services of the greatest value to the American Expeditionary Forces, in whose interests he proved himself zealous and self-sacrificing. Occupying a position of high distinction and with a multitude of important duties claiming his attention, he yet found time to aid us with his wise advice and extended hearty cooperation to the American military authorities.
War Department, General Orders No. 87 (1919)


MOLINIER, FREDERIC
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Frederic Molinier, Captain of Cavalry, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. As an Aide-de-Camp on the Staff of the marshal Commanding the Armies of France, by his thorough military knowledge, tact, and keen judgment Captain Molinier has rendered valuable services to the allied cause. At all times he has shown an active interest in the American Army and has rendered them every assistance at his command.
War Department, General Orders No. 126 (1919)


MONIER, LEON F. V.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Leon F. V. Monier, Major, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. When he became Liaison Officer between the Military Government of Paris and the Office of the Chief Surgeon, District of Paris, Major Monier brought to this important position a broad professional experience and devoted loyalty. During the summer of 1918, when the shortage our hospital facilities in Paris became acute, he worked with self-sacrificing energy and made available for us many additional beds in French hospitals, also securing numerous buildings which were subsequently converted into hospitals, thereby rendering invaluable services in securing proper care for the sick and wounded of the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 126 (1919)


MONROE DIT ROE, MARIE L. J.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Marie L. J. Monroe Dit Roe, Brigadier General, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. General Monroe Dit Roe Commanded with great distinction the 60th French Infantry Division, which under his skillful leadership achieved brilliant successes in combat. The 1st American Division had a most valuable initial experience in actual warfare when it went into the trenches of the Toul sector under his supervision. He gave also equally valuable assistance in the training of other American Divisions which were attached to his command.
War Department, General Orders No. 17 (1924)


MORDACQ, JEAN J. H.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Jean J. H. Mordacq, Major General, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. As Chief of the Military Cabinet of the Minister of War, General Mordacq at all times accorded most valuable assistance to the American Expeditionary Forces. In the discharge of his exacting duties he cooperated loyally with the American military authorities, and by his timely advice and whole-hearted service greatly increased the efficiency of our forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 87 (1919)


MOREL, MR. PAUL
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Mr. Paul Morel, , a French civilian, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. As French Assistant Secretary of the Board of Finance, charged with the liquidation of stocks, Mr. Morel ably discharged difficult and important tasks and rendered great service to the United States in the settlement of complicated claims and the liquidation of stocks involving millions of dollars.
War Department, General Orders No. 24 (1919)


MORNET, CHARLES L. D.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Charles L. D. Mornet, Rear Admiral, French Navy, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. In Command of the French Marine at Marseille, Admiral Mornet showed rare tact, judgment, and energy in the performance of his varied duties. He gave generously and untiringly of his services in furthering the interests of the American base, placing every facility at the disposal of the American authorities.
War Department, General Orders No. 87 (1919)


MORREAU, FREDERIC P.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Frederic P. Morreau, Vice Admiral, French Navy, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. Admiral Morreau rendered most valuable assistance to the American Expeditionary Forces in the solution of difficult problems arising at Base Section No. 5 at Brest. He unified the energies of the French and American authorities, working whole-heartedly in the interest of the Allied cause.
War Department, General Orders No. 87 (1919)


MORTIER, PIERRE F.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Pierre F. Mortier, Surgeon Major of the 1st Class, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. As Medical Member of the French Mission at General Headquarters, American Expeditionary Forces, and later in the Medical Section of the Central Bureau of Franco- American relations, Surgeon Major of the First Class Mortier labored ceaselessly and with conspicuous success in the interests of the sick and wounded. He obtained for us hospital sites, hospital trains, and ambulances in times of emergency.
War Department, General Orders No. 87 (1919)


MOURIER, MR. LOUIS
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Mr. Louis Mourier, , a French civilian, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. As Undersecretary of State of the Medical Service, Civilian Chief of the Medical Department of the French Army, Mr. Mourier placed all available resources of his great department, both in material and personnel, at the disposal of the American Expeditionary Forces. His advice was of great value, aiding us in the solution of many problems, and he rendered services of inestimable value in assisting us in securing proper evacuation and hospitalization for the sick and wounded.
War Department, General Orders No. 62 (1919)


MOYRAND, AUGUSTE E. M.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Auguste E. M. Moyrand, Brevet Lieutenant Colonel, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. In his capacity as Assistant Chief, 3d Bureau, French Army, Lieutenant Colonel Moyrand proved himself at all times a loyal friend of the American Expeditionary Forces, being ever ready to aid us. He gave advice on important matters which proved of the greatest value in handling difficult problems which we were confronted with. At all times he afforded us most hearty cooperation in the performance of all his duties, rendering us valuable assistance.
War Department, General Orders No. 126 (1919)


MUTEAU, PAUL J. H.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Paul J. H. Muteau, Major General, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. General Muteau served with notable success as Commanding General of the 8th Region, in which was located our Intermediate Section, Services of Supply. By his sound judgment and unfailing cordiality he was of the utmost assistance in the solution of many problems which h arose, thereby rendering services of distinction to the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 126 (1919)


NAULIN, STANISLAS
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Stanislas Naulin, Major General, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. As Commanding General of the 21st Army Corps, French Army, General Naulin rendered invaluable service to the American Expeditionary Forces and to the cause in which the United States has been engaged.
War Department, General Orders No. 45 (1919)


NEVEGANS, PAUL E.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Paul E. Nevegans, Captain of Artillery, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. As a Member of the French Military Mission, Captain Nevegans was placed on duty with the Training and Instruction Branch, War Plans Division, of the General Staff. His brilliant mental and exceptional professional attainments, coupled with rare tact and tireless devotion to duty, caused his services to be of signal worth to the United States Army.
War Department, General Orders No. 105 (1919)


NIVELLE, ROBERT G.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Robert G. Nivelle, Major General, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I, as Member of the Superior Council of War. To this very distinguished soldier of the French Army this medal is presented as an expression of the high regard of the people of the United States and their Army for the distinguished and patriotic service which he has rendered to the common cause on the battle fields of Europe.
War Department, General Orders No. 3 (1921)


NORMAND, ANDRE C. J. J.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Andre C. J. J. Normand, Major of Infantry, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I, while serving with the 4th Bureau, General Staff of the Army (Transportation), French Army. As Chief of Section in charge of railroad transportation for the American Expeditionary Forces, Major Normand rendered valuable services. He took an active interest in the transportation problems of our service, and by his energy, zeal, and good judgment aided us materially in solving the perplexing problems that confronted us.
War Department, General Orders No. 46 (1920)


NUDANT, PIERRE A.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Pierre A. Nudant, Major General, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. As Commander, General Nudant rendered notable service in the field in Command of the 34th Army Corps. As a diplomat, his keen sense of the situation, his tact and firmness toward the enemy, sound judgment in questions of moment, and constant devotion to the cause of the Allies made his services as President of the Permanent International Armistice Commission conspicuously meritorious.
War Department, General Orders No. 14 (1920)


OLIVARI, CHARLES
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Charles Olivari, Major of Artillery, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. As Chief of the French Military Mission with the 88th American Division, Major Olivari worked efficiently and tirelessly, both in the training area and in the front lines. His tactful and most capable direction of the efforts of the French officers assigned to the Division met with exceptionally valuable results. He rendered efficient and valuable service to the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 87 (1919)


OPPENHEIM, RENE
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Rene Oppenheim, Major of Engineers, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. As Assistant to the Chief, Bureau of the General Commission of Franco-American War Affairs, Major Oppenheim rendered great service to the United States.
War Department, General Orders No. 24 (1920)


PAGEZY, EUGENE H. J.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Eugene H. J. Pagezy, Lieutenant Colonel of Artillery, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. As a Member of Marshal Foch's Staff, Lieutenant Colonel Pagezy cooperated with us most efficiently in the solution of many problems which presented themselves in connection with the combined operations of the French and American forces. With sound judgment, tact, and untiring energy he managed difficult situations, rendering us services of exceptional value.
War Department, General Orders No. 126 (1919)


PAGEZY, JULES E. E.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Jules E. E. Pagezy, Lieutenant Colonel of Artillery, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. By his efforts in devising and developing the French system of fire control for anti-aircraft artillery, adopted by our armies, and in Command of the French Officers' Anti-Aircraft Artillery School at Arnouville les Genesse, Lieutenant Colonel Pagzey rendered most valuable service to the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 87 (1919)


PAILLE, LOUIS J.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Louis J. Paille, Lieutenant Colonel of Infantry, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. As Chief of Instruction Service, Lieutenant Colonel Paille rendered very valuable assistance to the American Expeditionary Forces, aiding us continually by giving us the benefit of his able advice. He displayed military attainments of a high order, and in the midst of exacting duties he never failed to come to our assistance. He cooperated with us whole-heartedly, proving himself at all times a loyal friend.
War Department, General Orders No. 126 (1919)


PASSAGA, FENELON F. G.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Fenelon F. G. Passaga, Major General, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. Commanding the 32d Army Corps, French Army, General Passaga rendered invaluable service to the American Expeditionary Forces and to the cause in which the United States has been engaged.
War Department, General Orders No. 45 (1919)


PAULINIER, MARIE J. A.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Marie J. A. Paulinier, Major General, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. Commanding the 40th Army Corps, French Army, General Paulinier rendered invaluable service to the American Expeditionary Forces and to the cause in which the United States has been engaged.
War Department, General Orders No. 45 (1919)


PAYOT, CHARLES
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Charles Payot, Brigadier General, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. Serving as Director General of Communication and Supply for the Armies, General Payot rendered invaluable service to the American Expeditionary Forces and to the cause in which the United States has been engaged.
War Department, General Orders No. 45 (1919)


PENET, HIPPOLYTE A.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Hippolyte A. Penet, Major General, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. Commanding the 12th Division of Infantry, French Army, General Penet rendered invaluable service to the American Expeditionary Forces and to the cause in which the United States has been engaged.
War Department, General Orders No. 45 (1919)


PERIA, JEAN V. H.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Jean V. H. Peria, Controller of the First Class, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. As Controller of the Administration of the Army and Chief of the Franco-American Service of the Direction of Control, he rendered very valuable service to the American Expeditionary Forces in connection with the organization of the American Rents, Requisitions, and Claims Service. He aided us materially in the matter of negotiations for the installation of American projects throughout France, proving tactful, energetic, and whole- heartedly devoted to the interests of the Allied cause.
War Department, General Orders No. 126 (1919)


PERRIN, CHARLES E. F.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Charles E. F. Perrin, Brevet Lieutenant Colonel, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I, for services to the Allied cause and to the American forces in Germany as Chief of the Interallied Bureau of Operations, Interallied Armies of Occupation.
War Department, General Orders No. 30 (1921)


PESSON-DIDION, MAURICE
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Maurice Pesson-Didion, Captain of Infantry, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. As a Member of the French Mission in Paris, Captain Pesson-Didion gave invaluable aid and assistance to the American authorities on numerous occasions when it was necessary to obtain material quickly in order to further the operations of the American Army. At all times he showed earnest cooperation with all the American authorities in all the activities in which he was associated with them.
War Department, General Orders No. 126 (1919)


PETAIN, HENRI P. B. O. J.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Henri P. B. O. J. Petain, Marshal of France, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I, as Commander in Chief of the French Armies of the North and Northeast, as an expression to him of the high regard of the people of the United States and of their Army, for the distinguished and patriotic services which he has rendered to the common cause in which he has been associated on the battlefields of Europe.
War Department, General Orders No. 111 (1918)


PETIT, PAUL A. J.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Paul A. J. Petit, Surgeon Major of Second Class, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. Attached to the Medical Section of the Central Bureau of Franco-American Relations and later at G-4, General headquarters, American Expeditionary Forces, Surgeon Major of Second Class Petit gave whole-hearted assistance and cooperation at all times. His advice and distinguished ability materially aided us in the prompt evacuation and hospitalization of casualties.
War Department, General Orders No. 87 (1919)


PIARRON DE MONDESIR, JEAN F. L.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Jean F. L. Piarron de Mondesir, Major General, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. As Commanding General, 36th Army Corps, French Army, General Piarron de Mondesir rendered invaluable service to the American Expeditionary Forces and to the cause in which the United States has been engaged.
War Department, General Orders No. 45 (1919)


PICARD, FRANCOIS
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Francois Picard, Captain of Cavalry, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. Captain Picard served with marked distinction in his capacity as Aide to Marshal Petain, and rendered very valuable service to the allied cause. He was at all times energetic and tactful in behalf of the American Expeditionary Forces, and by the sound advice and accurate information with which he furnished us proved of very material assistance. At all times he cooperated with us whole-heartedly, and showed himself a loyal friend.
War Department, General Orders No. 46 (1920)


PIKETTY, PAUL
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Paul Piketty, Major of Artillery, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. As Chief of the 3d Division of Artillery, by his able advice and assistance the vocation of the organization and training centers for the heavy artillery of the American Expeditionary Forces was decided upon and the equipment and organization of these training centers were accomplished. He displayed great personal interest in the solution of the details of his task, at all times exhibiting an energetic spirit in furthering the general plan and in securing grants from the Ministry of War. His services have been of a high order.
War Department, General Orders No. 126 (1919)


POMPE, DANIEL
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Daniel Pompe, Lieutenant Colonel of Artillery, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I, for services rendered to the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 3 (1922)


PONT, FERDINAND A.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Ferdinand A. Pont, Major General, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. General Pont served with marked distinction throughout the war and in positions of great responsibility rendered invaluable service to the American Expeditionary Forces. As Deputy Chief of Staff of the French Army he displayed brilliant military genius and was at all times ready to afford us most loyal cooperation.
War Department, General Orders No. 87 (1919)


POUPART, HARMAN
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Harman Poupart, Major of Infantry, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I, while serving with the 158th Regiment of Infantry, French Army. In Command of front-line troops, Major Poupart performed valiant and faithful service in the Allied cause. When he became an Assistant to the Members of the American Military Mission at French General Headquarters his wide practical experience fitted his admirably for his important duties, and by his zeal in promoting the interests of our Army he rendered services of the highest value to the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 126 (1919)


POUPINAL, RAYMOND J. E.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Raymond J. E. Poupinal, Major of Infantry, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. As Head of the Allied Armies Section of the French General Staff and later in the same position under the Supreme Interallied Commander, Major Poupinal labored unceasingly in the interests of the American Expeditionary Forces. Through his tact and unswerving devotion many problems of great difficulty were solved carefully and expeditiously. He rendered most distinguished service.
War Department, General Orders No. 46 (1920)


POUY, JEAN F.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Jean F. Pouy, Medical Inspector, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. As Chief of the Hospitalization Section of the Undersecretary of State for the Medical Services, Medical Inspector Pouy collaborated with the Medical Service of the American Expeditionary Forces in the preparation of a comprehensive hospitalization program. Through his wide knowledge of the possible hospital resources of France and his persistent efforts to insure adequate care for American soldiers, the trying period preceding combat operations was successfully bridges. He met all demands made for the delivering of French hospitals to the American Expeditionary Forces, even to the extent of burdening his own service. By his broad-minded conception of our problem and his energetic assistance in a most important task, he rendered inestimable services to the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 39 (1920)


PRESTAUT, RENE C. J.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Rene C. J. Prestaut, Second Lieutenant of Engineers, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. By his exceptional enthusiasm, good judgment, and untiring energy in the performance of his arduous duties as Instructor at the American Army Signal Schools at Langres, Second Lieutenant Prestaut proved himself of great value in the instruction of the Signal Corps of the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 87 (1919)


PUPIER, CLAUDE F.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Claude F. Pupier, Interpreter Officer of the First Class, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. As Military Secretary and Chief of Cabinet to the Marshal Commanding the Allied Armies he was charged with duties of a most exacting and responsible character, which duties he performed with conspicuous success. In his official capacity he was called upon to treat matters of the utmost delicacy pertaining to American affairs, in the conduct of which he displayed admirable tact, comprehension, and marked ability, thereby rendering invaluable services to the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 126 (1919)


PURNOT, ALBERT
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Albert Purnot, Captain of Infantry, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. As a Member of the Cabinet of the Minister of War, by his good judgment and earnest cooperation with the American authorities, Captain Purnot has rendered services of marked distinction to the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 126 (1919)


RAGENEAU, CAMILLE M.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Camille M. Rageneau, Brigadier General, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. As Chief, French Mission, General Headquarters, American Expeditionary Forces, General Rageneau rendered invaluable service to the American Expeditionary Forces and to the cause in which the United States has been engaged.
War Department, General Orders No. 45 (1919)


REBOUL, JACQUES F.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Jacques F. Reboul, Colonel of Infantry, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. As Chief of the Franco-American Bureau of the Army General Staff, Colonel Reboul performed eminent and important services to the U.S. Army in deciding many essential questions in our relations with the French. That he acted with exceptional success is proven by the cordial relations which were at all times maintained.
War Department, General Orders No. 87 (1919)


REILLE, G. R. C. F. XAVIER
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to G. R. C. F. Xavier Reille, Lieutenant Colonel of Artillery, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. As Head of the Artillery Section of the French Mission to the United States during the World War, by his untiring efforts Lieutenant Colonel Reille aided materially in the training of the Artillery in the United States.
War Department, General Orders No. 55 (1920)


REMOND, LOUIS
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Louis Remond, Colonel of Artillery, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I, for services rendered the U.S. Army while serving as Chief of the French Artillery Mission to the United States.
War Department, General Orders No. 29 (1919)


RENIE, ANDRE J.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Andre J. Renie, Colonel of Infantry, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. As Chief of the Personnel Bureau and as Head of the 1st Bureau of the General Staff of the French Army, Colonel Renie placed the facilities of his important office at the service of the American authorities, lending every assistance in his power to meet the needs of the American troops. His services, rendered with a loyal spirit of cooperation, have been of great value to the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 126 (1919)


REQUICHOT, HENRY L. M. J.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Henry L. M. J. Requichot, Major General, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. As Commanding General of the 9th French Region, in which were located American Headquarters, Services of Supply, General Requichot showed himself uniformly helpful, giving us willing assistance and cooperation. He went far beyond the exacting duties of his office to aid the American Expeditionary Forces in securing necessary supplies.
War Department, General Orders No. 87 (1919)


REQUIN, EDOUARD J.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Edouard J. Requin, Brevet Lieutenant Colonel, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I, for services rendered the United States Army while serving as the Personal Representative of Marshals Joffre and Foch and as Special Delegate of the French General Staff to the United States.
War Department, General Orders No. 29 (1919)


RICHERT, AUGUSTIN X.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Augustin X. Richert, Major of Infantry, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I, for services as an Instructor of the 90th Division. During the training of the Division at Aignay-le-Duc, Major Richert was constantly in the field, and by his unceasing work and high military attainments he materially assisted the division to acquire as quickly as possible that proficiency which enabled it to joi8n the fighting forces at the front. His services at this period were invaluable, and later at t he front his courage and coolness were an inspiration to the men who saw him.
War Department, General Orders No. 49 (1922)


RIEGEL, GEORGES
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Georges Riegel, Major of Engineers, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. As Representative of the 4th Bureau, French Armies of the North and Northeast, in the Office of Assistant Chief of Staff, G-4, Major Riegel was charged with the supervision of the supply of French units and personnel placed at the disposition of the 1st American Army. By his high professional attainments and interest he assured the closest liaison between the French and American authorities, contributing largely to the success of the Allied cause.
War Department, General Orders No. 46 (1920)


RIST, EDOUARD
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Edouard Rist, Major of the First Class, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I, for services as an eminent scientist. By his untiring zeal, devotion, and energy, Major Rist promoted the efficient treatment of the American sick and wounded. In his important research work he cooperated with the Medical Service of the American Expeditionary Forces in the fullest measure of devotion to duty. To him is due much credit for the arresting of the ravages of disease and injuries among our forces. His valuable research efforts in the domain of preventive medicine and wound bacteriology resulted in the saving of many lives among our wounded soldiers. He has rendered services of signal worth.
War Department, General Orders No. 59 (1921)


ROTTEE, LUCIEN
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Lucien Rottee, Lieutenant of Infantry, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I, for services rendered the United States Army while serving as French Liaison Officer in the Division of Criminal Investigation, American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 10 (1922)


ROUGET, JULES F. A.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Jules F. A. Rouget, Medical Inspector, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. As Chief Surgeon of a Group of Armies, and later as Chief of the Cabinet of the Undersecretary of State for the Medical Service, by his broad-minded treatment of all important questions arising with regard to hospitalization, and by his earnest cooperation with our Medical Service in all matters affecting the furtherance of efficiency in the care of our sick and wounded, Medical Inspector Rouget has rendered services of an important character to the American Expeditionary Forces. He at all times gave ready assistance to the limit of his power, in all important medical matters which constantly came under his extensive jurisdictions. He rendered services of great consequence to the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 39 (1920)


ROUX, DR. P.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Dr. P. Roux, , a French civilian, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I, as Professor, Medical Inspector, French Director of Pasteur Institute, Paris, France. By his untiring zeal and devotion to the promotion of efficient treatment of the American sick and wounded, and by his earnest cooperation with the Medical Service of the American Expeditionary Forces in important research work, the inroads of disease and infections from wounds among Americans were curtailed. By his eminent skill in scientific research in the field of preventive medicine and wound bacteriology, Dr. Roux achieved marvelous results in the saving of lives among our sick and wounded. He has rendered service of great consequence to the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 39 (1920)


ROUX, PAUL L.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Paul L. Roux, Major of Artillery, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. Major Roux organized schools for ordnance and artillery mechanics and inspectors in the American Field Artillery Training Camp at Valdahon and in the American Ordnance Training Center at Is- sur-Tille. In the training of officers and soldiers of our armies he showed high military attainments and achieved distinguished success.
War Department, General Orders No. 87 (1919)


ROZET, HENRI E.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Henri E. Rozet, Lieutenant Colonel of Infantry, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I, while serving with the 3d Bureau, French Army. Lieutenant Colonel Rozet was tireless in his efforts to keep the American Mission at French General Headquarters informed on all matters of importance to it, rendering very valuable services to the American Expeditionary Forces; he at all times afforded us most loyal cooperation, proving unflagging in his devotion to our interests. He displayed military attainments of a high order and gave us valuable advice in times of emergency.
War Department, General Orders No. 126 (1919)


SAINTE-CLAIRE-DEVILLE, CHARLES E.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Charles E. Sainte-Claire-Deville, Major General, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. As Inspector General of Material and Ammunition for the French Armies, General Sainte-Claire-Deville placed at our disposal at all times the results of his wide experience and the facilities under his control. He rendered most valuable service to the American Expeditionary Forces in connection with the development of the American ordnance inspection and maintenance work.
War Department, General Orders No. 87 (1919)


SALAUN, H.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to H. Salaun, Vice Admiral, French Navy, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. As Prefect Maritime, Governor of the Place of Brest, by his splendid spirit of whole-hearted cooperation with the American authorities in all matters concerning the welfare and comfort of the large number of American troops which constantly passed through the important Port of Brest, Admiral Salaun has rendered services of signal worth to the American Expeditionary Forces. Every demand upon the facilities of his office received the same courteous consideration which characterized all the dealings of the Americans with him and his efficient personnel.
War Department, General Orders No. 126 (1919)


SCHMIDLIN, GEORGES A.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Georges A. Schmidlin, Major of Infantry, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. As a Member of the Cabinet of the Minister of War, Major Schmidlin has always exhibited sympathetic interest in the American Army, offering them every assistance which his office afforded. His services have been of a high order and of much value to the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 126 (1919)


SCHMIDT, HENRI F. E.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Henri F. E. Schmidt, Brigadier General, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I, for services in the allied cause and to the American forces in Germany, while Commanding the Garrison of Mayence, Germany.
War Department, General Orders No. 30 (1921)


SELIGMAN, GERMAIN
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Germain Seligman, Captain, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I, while serving with the 132d Regiment of Infantry, French Army, as Liaison Officer, 1st Division, American Expeditionary Forces. By his high professional attainments and wide experience, Captain Seligman rendered invaluable services to the American Expeditionary Forces as Liaison Officer of the 1st Division. Both during the training period of the Division and subsequently during active operations he performed his task with excellent judgment, admirable tact, and earnest loyalty.
War Department, General Orders No. 126 (1919)


SISTERON, EUGENE P. J.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Eugene P. J. Sisteron, Major of Infantry, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I, for services rendered the American Expeditionary Forces, as Assistant Chief of Staff of the Communication Zone.
War Department, General Orders No. 19 (1922)


SORDET, HENRI
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Henri Sordet, Captain of Infantry, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. As Chief of a Section of the Franco-American Mission in Paris, Captain Sordet's duties required the daily handling of important matters with the Liquidation Commission. He rendered great service to the United States in the efficient performance of these difficult tasks.
War Department, General Orders No. 24 (1920)


SPITZ, MARIE C. L.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Marie C. L. Spitz, Colonel of Infantry, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I, while serving as Chief of Staff, 2d Division of Infantry, French Army. Colonel Spitz has been a most sincere and devoted friend to the American interests, always willing to do more than his share to bring about a harmonious and friendly understanding between the French and American authorities. By his unfailing tact, sympathy, and understanding, and by his untiring efforts to successfully solve the many intricate problems that arose between the French and the Americans, he has rendered an invaluable service to the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 126 (1919)


TARDIEU, MR. ANDRE
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Mr. Andre Tardieu, , a French civilian, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. Mr. Tardieu rendered service of great value for the American Expeditionary Forces as High Commissioner of the French Republic at Washington, D.C. Displaying tact, energy, and devotion to duties, he handled difficult problems with unswerving zeal for the good of the American Army.
War Department, General Orders No. 62 (1919)


THENAULT, GEORGES
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Georges Thenault, Captain of Air Service, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. Captain Thenault Commanded the Lafayette Escadrille from the time of its creation in April of 1916 until it was transferred to the Air Service, American Expeditionary Forces, in January 1918. He led the squadron throughout the operations in Alsace and the Verdun offensive in 1916, later participating in the Allied offensive on the Somme and the Aisne. In 1917 he continued to command the squadron which was withdrawn from the line, and participated immediately afterwards in the operations on the Chemin des Dames. During this time more than 50 American pursuit pilots served in this unit. By his initiative, force, courage, and devotion to duty he contributed materially to the successful operations of the squadron and instilled in the American pilots under his command the principles of pursuit aviation, which contributed materially to the success of other American pursuit organizations when these pilots were transferred. By his ability as a pilot and his frequent missions over the lines he set an admirable example to the American officers under his command.
War Department, General Orders No. 15 (1923)


THOMAS, JOSEPH C. A.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Joseph C. A. Thomas, Lieutenant Colonel of Artillery, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. As Director of Organization at the Samur Artillery School, Lieutenant Colonel Thomas rendered services of inestimable value to the American artillery. By his energy, enthusiasm, and devotion, he lightened the task involved in the training of your officers for the greatly expanded artillery establishment needed for the American Army.
War Department, General Orders No. 87 (1919)


TINARDON, M. A.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to M. A. Tinardon, Major of Engineers, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. As a Member of the 4th Bureau of the General Staff of the French Army, Major Tinardon rendered invaluable service to the American Expeditionary Forces in connection with the selection of suitable sites for depots and hospitals. He gave us his time willingly, although his duties were pressing, aiding us most ably in the development of plans, and frequently furnishing us with labor and construction material in time of emergency.
War Department, General Orders No. 87 (1919)


TONGAS, GASTON
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Gaston Tongas, Colonel of Engineers, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. As Director of Telegraphic Service of the 2d Line, Colonel Tongas labored most zealously and efficiently in our interests at French General Headquarters. He willingly offered wise counsel and unfailing support in our applications for service and material.
War Department, General Orders No. 87 (1919)


TREMBLAY, FRANCOIS L.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Francois L. Tremblay, Major of Infantry, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. As Chief of the French Officers assigned to the 90th Division during the training period and later as Liaison Officer of the Division at the front, by his tireless efforts, willing spirit of cooperation, and his high military attainments, Major Tremblay rendered services of great value to our troops and won the warmest admiration of both officers and men. On the front in the St. Mihiel and Meuse-Argonne offensives his conduct and courage were a marked example to the men of the 90th Division.
War Department, General Orders No. 49 (1922)


TUFFIER, DR. T.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Dr. T. Tuffier, , a French civilian, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I, serving as Professor, French Medical Inspector, School of Medicine. By his untiring zeal and devotion to the promotion of efficient treatment of the American sick and wounded, and by his earnest cooperation with the Medical Service of the American Expeditionary Forces in important research work, the inroads of disease and infections from wounds among the Americans were curtailed. By his eminent skill in scientific research in the field of preventive medicine and wound bacteriology, he achieved marvelous results in the saving of lives among our sick and wounded. He rendered services of great consequence to the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 39 (1920)


VALDANT, HENRY C.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Henry C. Valdant, Brigadier General, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. As Chief of Staff to the Commanding General, Military Governor of Paris, General Valdant has at all times manifested a most cordial attitude in all Franco-American relations, offering us every assistance at t he command of his far-reaching office. His services to the American Expeditionary Forces have been of great value.
War Department, General Orders No. 126 (1919)


VALOTTE, PAUL C. A. R.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Paul C. A. R. Valotte, Major of Cavalry, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. As Chief of the 2d Bureau of Marshal Foch's Staff, Major Valotte kept us constantly informed as to the general trend of operations as well as the situation of the enemy. He brought to bear on this important task an exact knowledge of the terrain, comprehensive understanding of the enemy movements, and the successive situations which confronted our troops. The services which he so willingly rendered to the American Expeditionary Forces were of exceptional value.
War Department, General Orders No. 126 (1919)


VAN HEEMS, ROGER A.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Roger A. Van Heems, Major of Infantry, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I, while serving as Regulation commissioner at Le Bourget, France, for services in connection with the supply and transportation of American troops during the operations at chateau- Thierry.
War Department, General Orders No. 19 (1922)


VANDENBURG, CHARLES A.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Charles A. Vandenburg, Major General, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. As Commanding General of the 13th Army Corps, General Vandenburg rendered invaluable service to the American Expeditionary Forces and to the cause in which the United States has been engaged.
War Department, General Orders No. 45 (1919)


VARAIGNE, HENRI A.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Henri A. Varaigne, Major of Infantry, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. As Chairman of the French Mission attached to the Headquarters of the American General Purchasing Board, Major Varaigne rendered services of inestimable importance in carrying on for us negotiations with the French Government for the procurement of an immense amount of material. He was indefatigable in his efforts in our behalf, proving himself able, tactful, and possessed of a wide comprehension of existing needs and conditions. Cooperating with us at all times most whole-heartedly, he proved a loyal friend.
War Department, General Orders No. 126 (1919)


VERLEY, EDOUARD
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Edouard Verley, Captain of Artillery, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. As Liaison Officer with the Troop Movement Bureau at G-4, General Headquarters, American Expeditionary Forces, Captain Verley solved many difficult transportation problems incident to active operations. No task proved too large or too small for him to accept, and he accomplished with distinction and unfailing courtesy his many duties, rendering services of great value to us.
War Department, General Orders No. 87 (1919)


VERNAY, MR. ROMAIN P. J. J.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Mr. Romain P. J. J. Vernay, , a French civilian, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. As French Military Intendant in the Bureau of the Assistant Secretary of the Board of Finances, Liquidation of Stocks, Mr. Vernay ably discharged a difficult and important task and rendered great service to the United States in the settlement of complicated claims and the liquidation of stocks involving millions of dollars.
War Department, General Orders No. 24 (1920)


VIDAL, PAUL
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Paul Vidal, Major General, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. In Command of the 7th French Region, General Vidal was tireless in his devotion to our interests and to the success of our varied projects in the region of which he had charge. His relations with the American military authorities were always cordial and helpful. He always evinced personal interest in our plans and aided us materially by his sound advice.
War Department, General Orders No. 87 (1919)


VIDALON, JEAN
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Jean Vidalon, Brigadier General, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. As Assistant Chief of Staff of the French Army and as Head of the 2d Section of the General Staff, particularly charged with relations with foreign armies and of the Special Franco-American Bureau, General Vidalon successfully and most satisfactorily managed and coordinated the relations of the Ministry of War with the American authorities. To him is due much credit for the able direction of all the American units in French territory. His able assistance has contributed in a large measure to the friendly spirit that has existed between the French and the Americans.
War Department, General Orders No. 17 (1924)


VIGNAL, PAUL
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Paul Vignal, Brigadier General, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I, for services rendered the United States Army while serving as Military Attaché to the French Embassy and Chief of French Military Missions to the Untied States.
War Department, General Orders No. 11 (1919)


VINEL, LOUIS A.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Louis A. Vinel, Military Intendant, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. As Quartermaster General of the French Army, he showed ability of the highest order in handling his important duties and cooperated most loyally with the American military authorities. In a position of great responsibility, he made special efforts to aid the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 87 (1919)


WAHL, VICTOR E.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Victor E. Wahl, Colonel of Infantry, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. As Commander of the 1st Brigade, Artillery of Assault, by his marked ability, initiative, and sound judgment, Colonel Wahl gave much valuable assistance to the American armies operating in the St. Mihiel and Meuse-Argonne offensives. His earnest cooperation in carrying out the details of the plans of operations had a marked influence on the success of the Tank Corps units in those important operations.
War Department, General Orders No. 126 (1919)


WALCH, CAMILLE
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Camille Walch, Brigadier General, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. As Chief of the French Artillery attached to the 1st Army Corps, American Expeditionary Forces, during the Meuse-Argonne offensive, General Walch rendered us services of noteworthy distinction. His services were continuously marked by his qualities of leadership and military attainments, which were of a high order. Displaying tireless energy and devotion to his arduous duties, he strove diligently that our Infantry might have all the benefits of efficient Artillery support.
War Department, General Orders No. 126 (1919)


WEYGAND, MAXIME
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Maxime Weygand, Brigadier General, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. As Chief of Staff to Marshal Foch, General Weygand rendered invaluable service to the American Expeditionary Forces and to the cause in which the United States has been engaged.
War Department, General Orders No. 17 (1919)


WIRBEL, HENRI
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Henri Wirbel, Major General, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. While Commanding the 21st Region, French Army, General Wirbel rendered invaluable service to the American Expeditionary Forces and to the cause in which the United States has been engaged.
War Department, General Orders No. 45 (1919)


WISSEMANS, MAURICE
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Maurice Wissemans, Medical Inspector, French Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. When the 1st American Division went into the Verdun sector for training purposes, he collaborated with the Medical Service of the American Expeditionary Forces in every possible way to the end that our battle casualties should receive proper care. Later, as Chief Surgeon of the Group of Armies of the East, he actively participated in the preparation of the plans for the St. Mihiel and the Argonne offensives. His wide experience in battle conditions and his whole-hearted desire to be of assistance to his country's allies enabled him to render services of great value to the American Expeditionary Forces. He freely placed at the disposition of the American Expeditionary Forces all his resources as to hospitals, ambulance and train transportation, and medical material. His able advice and valuable assistance was a material factor in the provisions for the care and evacuation of our battle casualties. He rendered services of great consequence to the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 39 (1920)

 

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