Members of the 369th Infantry wear their Croix de Guerre medals in 1919. The New York unit included several members from Kentucky.
Members of the 369th Infantry wear their Croix de Guerre medals in 1919. The New York unit included several members from Kentucky. The National Archives.
Members of the 369th Infantry wear their Croix de Guerre medals in 1919. The New York unit included several members from Kentucky. The National Archives.

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Tom Eblen is a columnist for the Lexington Herald-Leader who writes about life, people and issues in Lexington and Kentucky. A Lexington native, Eblen was the Herald-Leader's managing editor from 1998 to 2008.