|SAMARRA, Iraq, Jan. 29, 2007 -- Various combat badges were awarded here yesterday to soldiers from the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, who have faced enemy contact in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Ten soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, from Fort Bragg, NC, and two soldiers from 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment from Fort Hood, Texas, received the Combat Infantryman Badge, the Combat Action Badge, and Combat Medical Badge in a ceremony at Forward Operating Base Brassfield-Mora.
The Combat Infantryman Badge is awarded to infantrymen who have faced the enemy in combat. The Combat Action Badge is awarded to soldiers in support positions, such as truck drivers, who have engaged in enemy contact. The