Creator

Date Original

1918-1919

Description

Three Croix de Guerre medals awarded to Herman Davis for his service during World War I.

Physical Description

3 medals, 4" x 6"

Subjects

War; Medals

Geographical Area

France

Language

English

Identifier

Artifact, ACC 2004.0115

Resource Type

Physical Object

Collection

ASA three-dimensional object collection

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Herman Davis, Croix de Guerre Medal, ASA three-dimensional object collection, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Rights

Use and reproduction of images held by the Arkansas State Archives without prior written permission is prohibited. For information on reproducing images held by the Arkansas State Archives, please call 501-682-6900 or email at state.archives@arkansas.gov.

Disciplines

United States History

Comments

I chose this because Herman Davis is a forgotten American hero. His story is such a tragic story, and it highlights why we should honor our veterans. Davis served bravely and won this medal, but after the war he tucked it away in a fishing tackle box. Supposedly he only wore it once in public. After the war, he never talked about his days during the war. A few years later, Davis developed tuberculosis, probably aggravated by poison gas attacks he received during the war. He died in obscurity and his widow could not afford to buy a tomb stone for him. He paid such a high price and asked for nothing in return, and for that I think our country owes him and others like him such a debt of gratitude. - Brian Irby

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