George Delpeuch enlisted in the Foreign Legion in August 1914. He was awarded the Croix de Guerre for his action in Artois and during the battle of the Somme was wounded and awarded a palm to his Croix de Guerre.
~~ Walt Brown, Jr., An American for Lafayette: The Diaries of E.C.C. Genet, Lafayette Escadrille. (Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1981), p 157.