Collection Item Summary:
Cher Ami, heroic American homing pigeon of World War I, wounded while carrying a message from the "Lost Battalion" of the 77th Infantry Division. Awarded several decorations, including the Croix de Guerre; after death, the pigeon was mounted and displayed in the National Museum (the current Arts and Industries Museum) and is now in storage at the National Museum of American History.
Collection Item Long Description:
- World War, 1914-1918