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.

3 comments:

Victor A. Bueno M. said...

hope that as time goes by less people can use others as killers in wars and recompensate them with medals

alan said...

SSU625 was of course the Federalized form of AFS's SSU1. Very rich history. Check out http://www.ourstory.info (and particularly its library)

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Cathie said...

My Grandfather was also an ambulance driver in WWI,he too received the Croix de Guerre. Do you have any names of who might be in the pictures you have.