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Comte Francois Marie Robert Dejean

Eight years after the Legion's founding in Paris, its members assembled again in France, and they conferred the Distinguished Service Medal upon Dejean with the distinction "that he be authorized to wear this insignia for life." Convention planners had the help of Dejean, chief of the American section of France's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in overcoming the language barrier.

"Under his unusual understanding, kindly direction, untiring zeal and exceptional devotion, complexities vanished and problems were solved without friction and with every consideration for the needs of The American Legion," the organization's leaders declared.

Eight years after the Legion's founding in Paris, its members assembled again in France, and conferred the Distinguished Service Medal upon Dejean with the distinction "that he be authorized to wear this insignia for life."

 

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