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Name:  1st Infantry Division
Country:  United States
Category:  Units, branches etc.
     
     
FOURRAGERE CROIX DE GUERRE
Awarded on: December 19th, 1950
Details: Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Infantry Division.
Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 1st Infantry Division Artillery.
Department of the Army General Orders 43, 19 December 1950.
 
     
CROIX DE GUERRE (1939-1945)
Awarded on: 1950
Action: Citation:
"An elite unit, heir of the noblest traditions of the U.S. 1st Infantry Division, which covered itself with glory during the war of 1914-18. Placed under the command of General JUIN, Chief of the French Army Detachment, at the beginning of the Tunisian Campaign in 1943, distinguished itself in the Ouseltia valley, supporting effectively the French 19th A.C., and repulsing a strong German offensive. In March 1943, it received the shock of the enemy offensive at Kasserine, and after hard fighting, stopped the German armor and took successively Gafsa and El Guettar, at the price of great sacrifices. In April 1943, it strongly attacked near Beja and menaced Mateur in such a way that at the beginning of May, Mateur fell, opening the way to Tunis."
Details: With Palme and streamer embroidered with the word "KASSERINE".
Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Infantry Division.
Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 1st Infantry Division Artillery.
announced in Department of the Army General Orders 43, 1950.
 
     
CROIX DE GUERRE (1939-1945)
Awarded on: 1950
Action: Citation:
"An elite unit which landed on the beachs of Colleville, 6 June 1944, in spite of stubborn resistance of the coastal fortification and of the enemy reinforcements. In the afternoon of the same day it seized the crest overhanging the beaches and, pushing toward the interior, occupied strategic positions in spite of the furious German counterattacks. In spite of its heavy losses, it succeeded in establishing and consolidating a strong bridgehead, thus contributing to the decisive victory of Normandy."
Details: With palme and streamer embroidered with the text "NORMANY".
Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Infantry Division.
Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 1st Infantry Division Artillery.
Department of the Army General Orders 43, 1950.
 
     
VERMELDING OP DE DAGORDER VAN HET LEGER
Awarded on: December 19th, 1950
Action: Citation:
"From 3 to 5 September 1944, the Division and the attached units in the area of Mons, under heavy pressure, destroyed an enem pocket, including approximately 9,000 men of the 348th Infantry Division of the 18th German Air Army, and of the 6th Parachute Division. During this operation, the 1st Infantry Division of the United States Army and the attached units, after valiant efforts, captured more than 5,000 prisoners, killed or wounded 4,000 soldiers and captured or destroyed more than 1,500 vehicles and 40 tanks. The Divisio also took the Commanding Officer of the 6th German Airborne Division prisoner."
Details: Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Infantry Division.
Forward Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 1st Infantry Division Artillery.
Announced in Department of the Army General Orders 43, 19 December 1950.
 
     
VERMELDING OP DE DAGORDER VAN HET LEGER
Awarded on: December 19th, 1950
Action: Citation:
"The Division fought against the enemy in the northern flank of the German counteroffensive in the Ardennes in the area of Eupen-Malmedy. These counterattacks were launched by the enemy on 28 and 30 December, 1944, but they were repulsed after heavy combat. This action prevented the expansion of the critical break-through. Independently of the strenuous defense, a strong base was established that later formed the pivot of attacks against western penetrations of the enemy. After the enemy counterattacks were efficiently stopped, the 1st Infantry Division of the U.S. Army and the attached units pushed forward to reduce th pockets and throw the enemy out of Belgian territory."
Details: Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Infantry Division.
Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 1st Infantry Division Artillery.
Announced in Department of the Army General Orders 43, 19 December 1950.
 
     
FOURRAGÈRE BIJ HET OORLOGSKRUIS / CROIX DE GUERRE FOURRAGERE
Awarded on: December 19th, 1950
Details: Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Infantry Division.
Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 1st Infantry Division Artillery.
Announced in Department of the Army General Orders 43, 19 December 1950.
 
 
 
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