Established in 1915, the Croix de Guerre is a French medal awarded during World War I for bravery. This medal could also be supplimented with a palm leaf for Army citations, a gold star for Corps citations, a silver star for Division citations or a bronze star for Brigade and Regimental citations.

Among those awarded the medal are René Fonck, Frédéric Joliot-Curie, Eddie Rickenbacker, and Wendell Neville.

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