Established in 1915
, the Croix de Guerre is a French medal
awarded during World War I
. 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.