After the victory in reclaiming Metz from the Germans, General Dody presented the French Legion of Honor Awards. The French Crois de Guerre to General Walton Walker, and the Chevalier to Julius and others involved in the attack and victory.
Walker’s XX Corps, the Field Artillery Group under the command of Brigadier General Julius Easton Slack, played a role in Patton’s dash across France in August and early September 1944, earning the sobriquet “Ghost Corps” for the speed of its advance.
Walker’s troops saw heavy fighting in France and Germany during the remainder of the war, especially at Metz, the Battle of the Bulge, and in the invasion of Germany.
Later, in the spring of 1945, XX Corps liberated Buchenwald concentration camp, then pushed south and east, eventually reaching Linz, Austria by May.