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Produced by:
Henri Teterger, French  Search this
Designed by:
Julien Prosper Legastelois, French, 1855 - 1931  Search this
Subject of:
371st Infantry Regiment, American, 1917 - 1945  Search this
H x W x D: 1 5/8 × 1 5/8 × 1/8 in. (4.1 × 4.1 × 0.3 cm)
commemorative medals
Place made:
Paris, France, Europe
A commemorative Bronze Medal, produced in France in 1918, honoring the United States 371st Infantry Regiment, serving under the command of the French Army. The sculptor of the medal was Jules-Proser Legastelois, and it was produced by the firm of Henri Teterger, Paris. The obverse features a lion under a radiating star, beneath which lies the 371st Shield and a list of battles in which the regiment fought: COTE 188, Sept. 28, MONT FAUXELLES, SEPT. 29, FERME DE BRIERES, Oct. 1. The reverse bears the likeness of a soldier. Below is a field two people and a palmetto tree. Below the field a scroll contains the inscription "DULCE ET DECORUM EST PRO PATRIA MORI," which was the regimental motto.
African American  Search this
Military  Search this
World War I  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Dr. Jeff Gusky
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