33rd Armored Regiment
FRENCH CROIX DE GUERRE WITH SILVER-GILT STAR, awarded under gz.. Decision No. 247, 15 July 1946, by the President of the Provisional Govern- o’o ment of the French Republic, with the following citation: This is a highly trained unit, which notably distinguished itself at the time of the capture of Mons (Belgium), 31 August to 3 September 1944. It attacked an enemy superior in numbers without respite. Large elements of the German Seventh Army were disorganized by its bold maneuvers, which inflicted very heavy losses, compelling abandonment of more than 500 vehicles and taking of more than 2,000 prisoners.