World War I Croix de Guerre medal awarded to the 369th Infantry Regiment

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Description
A World War I Croix de Guerre medal awarded to the 369th Infantry Regiment. The medal consists of a Florentine bronze cross patée, with two crossed swords between the arms. The center of the front side shows the profile of a young woman wearing a Phrygian cap. The words "République française" encircle the portrait. Embossed on the back of the medal is “1914 / 1918.” The cross shaped medal is attached to a green ribbon with seven vertical red stripes.
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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Classification
Awards and Medals
Exhibition
Defending Freedom, Defining Freedom: The Era of Segregation, 1876-1968
On View
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Concourse 2, C 2053
ca. 1918
Object number
2011.155.241
Designed by
Albert Bartholomé, French, 1848 - 1928
Commissioned by
French Republic, French, founded 1792
Subject of
369th Infantry Regiment, American, 1913 - 1945
Topic
African American
Military
World War I
Place made
France, Europe
Medium
bronze and ribbon
Dimensions
3 3/4 x 1 1/2 x 1/16 in. (9.5 x 3.8 x 0.2 cm)
National Museum of African American History and Culture
Type
medals