Edgar Bouligny, a real American from New Orleans, Louisiana, had served two enlistments in the U.S. Army. His father was minister to Mexico, and during the civil war threw himself on the side of Human Liberty, as the son, later, put in his fortune and health for International Freedom. He went to Alaska to France. He rose to be sergeant in the Foreign Legion. He was three times wounded, then transferred to Aviation. Obtaining his brevet in three months, he went to Salonica, Albania, Greece and the Balkans. He was decorated with the Croix de Guerre, with silver star in January, 1917.
~~ Legionnaire (John) Bowe, Soldiers of the Legion. (Chicago: Press of
Peterson Linotyping Co., 1918).
Photographs from the estate of Edgar BOULIGNY,
un américain au service de la France.