How Did This Pigeon  Save American Troops?

Cher Ami, a homing pigeon, played a significant role in World War I, and his bravery and heroism continue to inspire people to this day.

Cher Ami's Heroism

The Battle of the Argonne Forest

The American forces were trapped and isolated in the Argonne Forest and needed help.

The Rescue Mission of Cher Ami

Cher Ami was the last pigeon available to send a message for help and despite being shot multiple times, he delivered the message.

How Cher Ami Saved the American Soldiers

Cher Ami's message saved 194 American soldiers, crucial to the Allied victory in World War I.

Aftermath of the Mission and Cher Ami's Legacy

Cher Ami was awarded the French Croix de Guerre and Chevalier of the Legion of Honour, and he received a special medal from American soldiers.

Credit: National Museum of American History

Wooden Leg for Cher Ami

After the war, medics carved a wooden leg for Cher Ami to replace his blown-off leg.

Credit: National Museum of American History

Cher Ami's Death

Cher Ami died on June 13th, 1919, and his body was preserved through taxidermy.