Ceremony for Henri Lacour, WWI hero
On November 11 2014, the grandson of Henri Lacour came from France to unveil the stele of his grand-father, an hero of WWI.
The "Sons of the American Revolution" participated to this event with style!
The French Lieutenant, Henri Lacour was in active service from 1914 to 1918, attached to the Fifth Artillery of the French Army. He received the Croix de Guerre for bravery at Verdun. Lieutenant Lacour was wounded and cited for valor several times. He came to Texas thanks to the generosity of the University of Texas at Austin which gave him a scholarship in 1918/19. Henri Lacour died in Houston in 1921 from the wounds he suffered at Verdun. We have little information about his short life however we found some details about him in the university’s archives dated 1918/19. He was pictured wearing his uniform and the Croix de Guerre medal.
His family, including his grandson Philippe Lacour came to Houston to honor his sepulture discovered recently.
The ceremony took place on November 11 at the Holy Cross cemetery in Houston