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Hi, 

I am looking for information on this WWI French Ordre. The recipient was a US serviceman named Ruben J. Cain. He was awarded the Silver Star. There is a brief translation of what he did to receive this Ordre. What I am looking for is: who signed this? Is there and market and where. What kind of value does this have?  I will upload more photos as having issues with the site. Thank you in advance for your help. 

 

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Hi, This document is an account of what transpired on the 31st of August 1918.  This is an interesting piece.  I assume you have roughly translated it, would be curious if this was the actions that helped this soldier get his Silver Star?   As for the signature of the Lieutenant Colonel, That I can not help you with.  The 128th Infantry was a primarily Wisconsin State unit part of the 32nd Infantry division under the command of Maj.General James Parker.

 

Here is the Wikipedia page for the 128th Infantry Regiment.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/128th_Infantry_Regiment_(United_States)

 

Value is in the eye of the beholder, this is a historical document, nothing special since we can't determine who was the signing officer.  I would expect to see a range of $5-10 dollars if you were to have this for sale.  Having the details from the wikipedia site and the nickname that the french gave  "Les Terribles"  the Red arrow and the successes in penetrating the Hindenburg line to this unit, helps with the story and peaks the interest more for perspective buyers. 

An interesting piece. 

 

Best Regards,

JustinG

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