Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Lt. Andrew Nelson of Lenoir Recieves Croix de Guerre, March 20, 1919

From the Watagua Democrat, Boone, N.C., March 20, 1919

Caldwell County Boy Decorated for Bravery

Lieutenant Andrew L. Nelson of Lenoir has been awarded the Croix de Guerre by the French army for “exceptional bravery and heroism displayed in action near Bussy farm, Champagne Sector, Sept. 29, 1918. With disregard of personal danger Lieut. Nelson showed great devotion to duty by collecting scattered units of his company in the face of direct artillery and machine gun fire.

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