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Cher Ami
Birth: unknown
Death: 1919

Carrier Pigeon. He was one of 600 birds flown by the U.S. Army Signal Corps in France during World War I. He had delivered twelve secret messages in Verdun France. He was on his last mission when he was shot through the breast by enemy fire and still managed to reach home. He had one of his legs shattered by enemy fire and hanging from his ligaments was a message capsule. He had carried a message from Major Whittlesey's "Lost Battalion" of the 77th Infantry Division and just a few hours after 194 survivors of the battalion were safe. He was awarded the French Croix de Guerre with Palm for his heroism and died as a result from his battle wounds in 1919. He was then inducted into a hall of fame and received a gold medal for his service to America. He is on display at the National Museum of American History, Behring Center, in the Armed Forces History Hall. Source: The Armed Forces History Collections and the Smithsonian. (bio by: Joseph Lehe) 
 
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Smithsonian Institution
Washington
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Joseph Lehe
Record added: Apr 14, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 8636364
Cher Ami
Added by: Joseph Lehe
 
Cher Ami
Added by: Joseph Lehe
 
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God bless you and Thank You for your service to our great Nation. Rest in Peace.
- Rick
 Added: Aug. 10, 2015
God bless you on Independence Day (early). Rest in Peace.
- Richard S. Barzelogna
 Added: Jul. 3, 2015
Happy 4th!ღ
- dhb
 Added: Jul. 2, 2015
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