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Posted: 12/13/2002 8:01:52 AM EDT
[img]http://www.saundersinsignia.com/images/M43AL.jpg[/img] I got mine during Desert Storm. I was with Echo co. 2/5 Cav 1st Cav Div. Anyone else?
Link Posted: 12/13/2002 8:02:52 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/13/2002 8:08:51 AM EDT
Its a Combat Infantry Badge. (1) There are basically three requirements for award of the CIB. The soldier must be an infantryman satisfactorily performing infantry duties, must be assigned to an infantry unit during such time as the unit is engaged in active ground combat, and must actively participate in such ground combat. Campaign or battle credit alone is not sufficient for award of the CIB. (2) The definition or requirement to be "engaged in active ground combat" has generated much dialogue over the years as to the original intent of the CIB. (a) The 1943 War Department Circular required infantrymen to demonstrate "satisfactory performance of duty in action against the enemy." The operative words "in action" connoted actual combat. (b) A War Department determination in October 1944 specified that "action against the enemy" for purposes of award of the CIB was to be interpreted as "ground combat against enemy ground forces." (c) In 1948, the regulation governing badges stipulated that "battle participation credit is not sufficient; the unit must have been in contact with the enemy." This clearly indicated that an exchange of hostile fire or equivalent personal exposure was the intent of the Army leadership. (d) In 1963 and 1965 HQDA messages to the senior Army commander in the Southeast Asia theater of operations authorized award of the CIB to otherwise qualified personnel "provided they are personally present and under fire." U.S. Army Vietnam regulations went so far as to require documentation of the type and intensity of enemy fire encountered by the soldier. The intended requirement to be "personally present and under fire" has not changed. more info at [url]http://www.americal.org/awards/cib.htm[/url]
Link Posted: 12/13/2002 8:19:54 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/13/2002 8:25:46 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/13/2002 10:38:14 AM EDT by Red-Leg]
Nope. I earned an EIB while an FO in Korea, but alas, as a 13 series MOS, I wasn't allowed to wear it. Besides...it clashed with Artillery RED! [;D] Edited to add - Also saw combat in Desert Storm...but alas, as a 13 series MOS, I didn't qualify for a CIB. [;D]
Link Posted: 12/13/2002 8:26:13 AM EDT
Gentleman, thanks and please remember that I will, every day, wherever I am, think about you and what you gave up to insure that I can have this day to live. The little peice of metal is not enough thanks so just know that others of us will always remember you and what you have done. Ah shit, I am sitting at work with tears running down my face.......
Link Posted: 12/13/2002 8:46:09 AM EDT
Originally Posted By hound: Gentleman, thanks and please remember that I will, every day, wherever I am, think about you and what you gave up to insure that I can have this day to live. The little peice of metal is not enough thanks so just know that others of us will always remember you and what you have done. Ah shit, I am sitting at work with tears running down my face.......
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I couldn't have said it any better than this. Thank you all for what you've given us.
Link Posted: 12/13/2002 9:09:50 AM EDT
Hound & Yankee, Thanks for the Thanks!
Link Posted: 12/13/2002 10:33:14 AM EDT
May-Oct67. Operation Kolekole. Some where in III Corps area.
Link Posted: 12/13/2002 12:09:27 PM EDT
Well done gentlemen. You are a gift to our nation and armed forces. Ed
Link Posted: 12/13/2002 12:39:06 PM EDT
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[img]http://www.military.cz/ranger/75th_100.gif[/img] [img]http://www.paratrooper.net/aotw/commo/icons/cib.gif [/img] RLTW ATW
Link Posted: 12/13/2002 12:58:32 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/13/2002 1:27:36 PM EDT by AR-SNIPER-15]
My Dad wore this.[url]http://fas-history.rutgers.edu/oralhistory/med.gif[/url] He was a Combat Medic 9th Div. 3/60th
Link Posted: 12/13/2002 1:21:30 PM EDT
There is one of those on the wall in the house I grew up in. My Dad earned his in '44-45. France, Belgium & Germany - 84th div, 334 inf. Thank you all for wearing it, or anything else that means you went in harm's way for people you never met. Phased
Link Posted: 12/13/2002 1:28:40 PM EDT
Thanks for protecting US! Soon it will be my turn.
Link Posted: 12/13/2002 2:42:38 PM EDT
Wrong MOS for me...
Link Posted: 12/13/2002 2:53:51 PM EDT
Wrong branch of the service for me.
Link Posted: 12/13/2002 3:05:47 PM EDT
I did serve has an infantry soldier B 2/17 INF Div I got out then desert storm hit i did try to enlist but only to be barred by medical reason's. it was my fault to get out in the first place. oh well. glad you guys earned it.
Link Posted: 12/13/2002 3:13:35 PM EDT
THANK YOU brothers!!!!!!!
Link Posted: 12/13/2002 3:43:27 PM EDT
[img]http://www.military-medals.com/images5/b04.jpg[/img] [img]http://www.americanfalcon.com/465th/images/be352.jpg[/img]
Link Posted: 12/13/2002 6:29:19 PM EDT
[img]http://photos.ar15.com/WS_Content/ImageGallery/IG_LoadImage.asp?iImageUnq=1545[/img] These are my Grandfather's. He passed away this past July while I was at basic training (19 Delta Cav Scout U.S. Army). I joined in large part to him and also my father who served during the Vietnam War. I used to always razz my grandfather why he didn't bring anything back with him like captured weapons for his future grand kids and he would just laugh and say he'd sink to the bottom of the Med loaded down with all that stuff. He was in six theaters of war. The ribbon has only five stars. Several bronze stars too. I hope I'm as lucky and smart as he was if I ever get to give it a go! Mark
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