Battle of Rhode Island Association's Editorial Board Member Dr. Robert Selig Receives La Médaille d’Or des Valeurs Francophones

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The Battle of Rhode Island Association’s editorial board member and W3R-US’s Dr. Robert Selig was honored at the beginning of this month with the prestigious La Médaille d’Or des Valeurs Francophones, which recognizes the contributions of those who have devoted themselves to the continued development of the bond between France and other Francophone nations as well as nations which French culture has had an impact on, including the United States.

Dr. Robert A. Selig is a historical consultant who received his Ph.D. in history from the Universität Würzburg in Germany in 1988. He published several books on the American War of Independence and is a specialist on the role of French forces under the Comte de Rochambeau during the War. In 2022 the French government recognized his contributions by awarding him the National Order of Merit. He serves as a project historian to the National Park Service for the Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route National Historic Trail Project (WARO). For this project he researched and wrote surveys and resource inventories for the nine states (and the District of Columbia) through which American and French forces marched in 1781 and 1782. His reports are available at

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