Sunday, August 2, 2009

Photo of Rex Forsyth Recieving the Croix de Guerre

The photo below was taken May 2, 1918. Members of U.S.A.A.C. Section 625, receive the Croix de Guerre for bravery in action on April 17, 1918, having crossed a "zone violently bombarded by the enemies artillery" to continue to remove wounded from the battlefield.

Shown is Colonel Bertrand, 162nd French Infantry, pinning the medal on the coat of Rex Forsyth. Note that the helmet Rex is wearing is shown in a photo below, and also note in the right background that you can see the front end of one of the Model T Ford Ambulances.