The Blue Army
The Cross of the Polish Volunteers from America (1920) – Courtesy of Michael Lokuta
General Józef Haller von Hallenburg formed an Army of Polish men who went to France to fight with the Allies in WWI. Many men from Northeastern Pennsylvania joined Haller’s Army. Here you will find both a list of their names and learn how to request information from The Polish Museum of America on their application to join Haller’s Army including their date and place of birth and usually the name and address of a parent or other close relative.
Click to see the above medal and translation: Medal
For a scholarly and very readable account of Haller’s Army click: here
See photo of General Haller in 1934 at the Polonia Hall, Dupont, PA: here
See a booklet of a banquet held in General Haller’s honor at the Hotel Sterling in 1934: banquet
***See page 2 of the following pdf file to find an application form for information about the Haller’s Army soldiers.***