Citation, French

"I was wounded when we were on the campaign front the 4th of October. I was in the hospital seven weeks near Paris about ten minutes ride from the main part of the city."

— Robert E. Schalles, January 1, 1919

This French citation has the date of my grandfather being wounded as October 3, 1918. The actual date is October 4, 1918.

Transcription (Text)

After approval of the General Commander-in-Chief of the American Expeditionary Forces in France, the Marshal of France, Commander-in-Chief of the Army Group East, summons to the order of the DIVISION.

Private First Class, Robert E. SCHALLES, Mle 5.529. of the 1st Ambulance Company:

“On October 3rd, 1918, near ST-ETIENNE-À-ARNES. As a stretcher-bearer, he bravely accomplished his duty under enemy fire. He was wounded while accomplishing his mission.”

At the Grand Quartier Général, on February 9th,1919
(The general headquarters of the French Army)

For Certified True Copy:
The Lieutenant-Colonel
Military Personnel Office