“June 22 1918 – A French officer came up with …

“June 22 1918 – A French officer came up
with his “felicitations” today. My “pourquoi?” elicited the answer “Croix de
Guerre!” and in proof he showed me a list of 14 men who are to be decorated. The section is
likewise to be cited. I’m awfully glad for the folks’ sake; how proud old Dad
will be and Mother too. Not sure I deserve a “Croix de Guerre” – certainly not when I think of
what the Frenchmen in the trenches go thru.”

American ambulance driver in Oise region,
France
The Compensations of War – Photo: 1918, France, American soldiers
being decorated with the Croix de Guerre.