That Combat Infantryman Badge with Oak Leaf Cluster is not given out to wimps, it means it was given to men who excelled and were in sustained ground combat with the enemy.
The Combat Infantryman Badge with Oak Leaf Cluster is the rifle and wreath lower right one in photo. It is also one of the more honored and respected decorations given out, for it not a BS one and speaks for itself.
posted on 04/27/2012 9:55:19 PM PDT
by Sea Parrot
(Nations are only truly great when it's people are struggling against all odds, growing and expanding)
To: Sea Parrot
It says that he is entitled to a Bronze Star or an Oak Leaf cluster, denoting a second award of the Bronze Star because he was awarded a Combat Infantryman’s Badge.
A star at the top of the wreath denotes a second award of the CIB, two stars, a third award, I have seen a few of those.
In 1977, we had a Bn CSM (1stBn, 61stInf./5th ID) who had three CIB’s, WWII, Koreah, Viet Nam. We had a lot of respect for this man.
posted on 04/27/2012 10:41:12 PM PDT
(Time is Short, Salvation is for Today)
To: Sea Parrot
He's been awarded the CIB once. The emblem of the rifle on its own is an Expert Infantryman Badge (EIB). The same emblem with a wreath around it is the Combat Infantryman Badge. A star in the top-center of the wreath denotes a second award.
Expert Infantryman Badge:
CIB First Award:
CIB Second Award:
CIB Third Award:
CIB Fourth Award:
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