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Peter Ortiz | actor - Joined French Foreign Legion for 5 yrs service. Awarded Croix de Guerre twice. Re-enlisted, wounded & imprisoned by Germans, escaped & went to US. Joined Marines & commissioned 2nd Lt., then Captain. Conducted reconnaissance for OSS, wounded by German patrol. Became member of OSS. Twice parachuted into German occupied France on missions, 2nd time taken prisoner of war, til end of war. Rose to rank of colonel. Was most highly decorated OSS member.
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Peter Ortiz.... Joined French Foreign Legion for 5 yrs service. Awarded Croix de Guerre twice. Re-enlisted, wounded & imprisoned by Germans, escaped & went to US. Joined Marines & commissioned 2nd Lt., then Captain. Conducted reconnaissance for OSS, wounded by German patrol. Became member of OSS. Twice parachuted into German occupied France on missions, 2nd time taken prisoner of war, til end of war. Rose to rank of colonel. Was most highly decorated OSS member.
Colonel Peter Jr. Ortiz - Marine Hero, Swashbuckler, Actor joined the French Legion. Read the account about his years in the service!
Born in 1895 in Georgia, Eugene Bullard left the racist climate of the American south and traveled to Europe at the age of 12, becoming a boxer first, and then a pilot. When WWI broke out in 1914, Bullard joined the French Foreign Legion. He was 19 years old.
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Eugene Jacques Bullard (October 9, 1895 – October 12, 1961) was the first afro-american military pilot and one of two known black combat pilots in World War I; the other being Ahmet Ali (Arap Ahmet). He died of stomach cancer at age 66. On 23 August 1994, thirty-three years after his death, and seventy-seven years to the day after the physical that should have allowed him to fly for his own country, Eugene Bullard was posthumously commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the United States Air Force.
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Eugene Jacques Bullard (9 October 1894 – 12 October 1961) was one of the only two African American military pilots in World War I and awarded the Croix de Guerre and the Legion of Honor.
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Soldiers in the French Foreign Legion charging in Bir Hacheim, June 1942
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Foreign legionnaires of the Free French Army assault an enemy position. Bir Hakeim, Libya. 12th of June 1942.
Free French Foreign Legionnaires "leap up from the desert to rush an enemy strong point", Bir Hacheim, 12 June 1942.
Members of the French Foreign Legion arriving in Paris for a Bastille Day parade. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images). July 13th 1939
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France: Members of the French Foreign Legion arriving in Paris for a Bastille Day parade. July 13th 1939 (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images).
Charles Fréger / légionnaires serie , 2000-01
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Charles Fréger / légionnaires serie , 2000-01 - a French Foreign Legion Sappeur.
French Foreign Legion soldiers at their Syrian Outpost, 1940
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Syria 1940 | LIFE in the Middle East: Photos From Syria in 1940 | LIFE.com Margaret Bourke-White—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images French Foreign Legion soldiers at their outpost at Homs, Syria, 1940
French Foreign Legion soldiers at their outpost at Homs, Syria, 1940 Read more: Syria in 1940: Rare Photos From Aleppo, Homs, Damascus During WWII | LIFE.com http://life.time.com/history/syria-crossroads-of-middle-east-during-wwii/#ixzz3JA0X5Nzr
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Calvi, Camps Raffal, June 18, The Artists, Art Photography, Corsica, French Foreign Legion, Rinek Dijkstra, 2001
Olivier, The French Foreign Legion, Camp Raffalli, Calvi, Corsica, June 18, 2001. Chromogenic print, 90 x 72 cm. Courtesy the artist and Marian Goodman Gallery, New York and Paris. © Rineke Dijkstra
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