National Geographic : 1919 Dec
Photograph by Navy News Bureau from International Film Service U. S. NAVAL OFFICERS RECEIVE THE LEGION OF HONOR FROM FRANCE The decoration of Grand Officer of the Legion of Honor was bestowed on Vice-Admiral HenryB.Wilson (left), commander-in-chief of the American naval forces in France. The other officers, standing from left to right, who were made Commanders ofthe Legion ofHonor were Rear-Admiral R. S. Griffin, Rear-Admiral R. Earle, Rear-Admiral D. W. Taylor, Captain N. E . Irwin,Captain F.Lyon, Captain A.G.Howe, Captain T. T . Craven, Lieut. Comdr. L . H. Maxfield, Lieut. Comdr. R . M. Hinckley, Commander JacobH. Klein, and Lieut. Comdr. J.A.Gade. The ceremony of decoration took place last June in the office of the Secretary of the Navy, who is seatedatthe right ofthe picture. To his right is Admiral Benson. The officers in white are Captain Saint-Seine, the French Naval Attache, who madethe presentations, and his assistant, Lieut. Charles Tavera.