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   US Recipients of Medaille de la Reconnaissance Francaise Roll

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French Medaille de la Reconnaissance

The Medaille de la Reconnaissance Francaise (French Recognition Medal) was created in 1917 to award French and foreign civilians for their personal contributions to the war effort, particularly as it pertained to the wounded, refugees, orphans, and other victims of the conflict. The medal consisted of three classes: First/gilt, Second/silver, and Third/bronze. The names of awardees and their citations were published in the Journal Officiel. The French government closed new nominations in 1921. Americans received 809 awards – eighteen to organizations and 791 to individuals. The attached roll contains all these awards, gathered from 25 issues of the Journal Officiel.