"Can a US Serviceman wear the Legion d'Honneur?" Topic
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| John the OFM ||25 Aug 2015 8:11 p.m. PST|
Since a National Guardsman and an Airman were awarded this medal by a grateful French nation, I am asking if they can wear this medal on their uniform.
|vaughan ||26 Aug 2015 1:24 a.m. PST|
| Rrobbyrobot ||26 Aug 2015 5:56 a.m. PST|
The wearing of foreign awards has been authorized for decades. I've worn one with my dress greens. Audie Murphy wore bunches on his.
|Davoust||26 Aug 2015 1:25 p.m. PST|
When I was in 6th Marines we still wore French awards from World War I. That was in the 1980's.
|Ron W DuBray ||26 Aug 2015 5:15 p.m. PST|
| Stosstruppen ||27 Aug 2015 11:16 a.m. PST|
Yes, many units that participated in WW1 still wear the French Fourragere awarded to the unit.
|XRaysVision||28 Aug 2015 10:41 a.m. PST|
Have you ever seen a picture of Patton in full dress?
|Bismarck||30 Aug 2015 8:24 a.m. PST|
I wondered about this one too. I always thought that wearing foreign awards in uniform were only authorized if the recipient was awarded the medal or ribbon while serving in a war fought both by their own country and the nation presenting the award.
|Old Wolfman||02 Sep 2015 5:39 a.m. PST|
As I recall,from what my grandpa told me,his unit(the 6th Marines) were awarded the fouraggere by France,as a unit award for their actions at Belleau Wood and elsewhere on the Western Front. He had his,even though he'd been WIA a few months prior to Belleau Wood, in a poison gas artillery attack on a sector near Verdun where the Marines were conducting advanced training with the French.
|79thPA ||11 Sep 2015 7:04 p.m. PST|
@Bismark: You would be incorrect. There are many foreign military awards that may be worn that don't have anything to do with combat, nor is there any requirement that both nations be at war with the same foe.
|MarescialloDiCampo ||08 Dec 2015 5:53 a.m. PST|
The GAFb is a Germ,an award that is worn by many US Army personnel to date. It is a proficiency award.