Upon return to the United States, Cher Ami became the mascot of the Department of Service [ verification needed ] . The pigeon was awarded the Croix de Guerre Medal with a palm Oak Leaf Cluster for her heroic service in delivering 12 important messages in Verdun . She died at Fort Monmouth, New Jersey, on June 13, 1919 from the wounds she received in battle and was later inducted into the Racing Pigeon Hall of Fame in 1931. She also received a gold medal from the Organized Bodies of American Racing Pigeon Fanciers in recognition of her extraordinary service during World War I. 
The Man responsible for training and caring for the pigeon in the signal core was 'Enoch Clifford Swain' who was given an award for his service.