French Croix de Guerre with Palm, World War II, Streamer embroidered STE. MERE EGLISE
(example pictured embroidered as "Normandy")
A campaign streamer with inscription is comparable to the individual award of a theater service ribbon with battle star.
Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 82d Airborne Division Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 82d Airborne Division Artillery Cited in Department of the Army General Orders 43, 19 December 1950 (along with other attached units): A crack unit that brilliantly distinguished itself during the dropping of the 82d Airborne Division over France in the night 5-6 June 1944. In spite of the stiff resistance of the enemy and its very heavy losses, it managed by its military qualities and the gallantry of its personnel, to occupy the important position of Saint Mere l'Eglise, thus making possible the success of the landing in strength of the Allied liberating troops.