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#1 rd12

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Posted 02 March 2016 - 01:24 PM

There is another thread on the forum I enjoy following dedicated to photographs of SSIs being worn so I thought why not show CIBs being worn as well.

 



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Posted 02 March 2016 - 01:26 PM

Unknown Soldier, WW2 era studio portrait

 

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Posted 02 March 2016 - 01:27 PM

Another unknown soldier, WW2 era

 

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Posted 02 March 2016 - 01:28 PM

Unknown Soldier, KW era, also note Order of the Bayonet

 

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Posted 02 March 2016 - 01:32 PM

This is John Arens, interesting career, https://donmooreswar.../20/john-arens/

 

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Posted 02 March 2016 - 01:36 PM

MG Meloy Jr., unknown date, neat mini-CIB

 

 

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Posted 02 March 2016 - 01:38 PM

Here's a real photo postcard showing a member of the 630 Tank Destroyer Bn. with a CIB.

 

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Posted 02 March 2016 - 01:41 PM

BG Paulick, 1960

 

 

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Posted 02 March 2016 - 01:42 PM

A 44th Division soldier with a CIB

 

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Posted 02 March 2016 - 01:43 PM

This was already posted on the forum elsewhere, but is a GREAT photo! Arthur Werner

 

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Posted 02 March 2016 - 01:47 PM

Unknown KW Soldier, note metal badge (2nd award) on modified field shirt (pencil pocket on sleeve)

 

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Posted 02 March 2016 - 01:48 PM

Robert White

 

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Posted 02 March 2016 - 01:55 PM

Very cool, Bob. Unfortunately, I don't have any photos to add to the mix, but I'm sure others will be posting them!

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Posted 02 March 2016 - 02:14 PM

Soldier in the 84th infantry division wearing his CIB on his m43

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Posted 02 March 2016 - 02:20 PM

Unidentified group in occupied Germany, ca. 1946 with CIBs

 

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Posted 02 March 2016 - 02:23 PM

Here's a S/Sgt from Charlie Company, 179th Regiment, 45th Division.

 

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Posted 02 March 2016 - 03:17 PM

Hey Guys,

 

Well, it's the same as my avatar, but here's my Dad in 1946 showing his. Sorry, not the clearest pic, but it works.

 

Thanks,

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Posted 02 March 2016 - 04:26 PM

Great family photo, jmd62!

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Posted 02 March 2016 - 04:38 PM

Great family photo, jmd62!


Thanks Joe!

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Posted 02 March 2016 - 04:59 PM

Thanks Joe!


You're welcome, James. Do you have one of your Dad's CIB's?

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Posted 02 March 2016 - 06:04 PM

You're welcome, James. Do you have one of your Dad's CIB's?


I wish I did Joe, my dad said my grandma let the kids play with his medals after the war and you know the rest of the story. I finally talked him into getting them reissued, which he did in 1991. : )

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Posted 03 March 2016 - 04:33 AM

I wish I did Joe, my dad said my grandma let the kids play with his medals after the war and you know the rest of the story. I finally talked him into getting them reissued, which he did in 1991. : )

Sorry to hear that, James. It's an all too common story, unfortunately. At least you have the reissued set.

As long as Rd12 started this great thread with the photos of CIB's in action I wonder if y'all have noticed the proliferation of CIB's as tattoos? Bob, bear with me, I was just browsing the Internet and was surprised to see so many of our current and former soldiers with these tattoos. These -- I may be stretching it -- are "CIB's being worn". Obviously, not collectible by us (at least I hope not), but it speaks to the high personal value that these troops place on their CIB's.

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Posted 03 March 2016 - 08:22 AM

Great pictures you guys have added, anyone have any pictures of bullion CIBs being worn?

 

Joe, quite a few of my friends had CIB tattoos done when we returned from Iraq. Tattoos were very popular in general when I was in, and I'm sure they still are today. Some guys went a little overboard with tabs, badges, etc...

We called them "DD-214 tattoos"



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Posted 03 March 2016 - 08:33 AM

Great pictures you guys have added, anyone have any pictures of bullion CIBs being worn?
 
Joe, quite a few of my friends had CIB tattoos done when we returned from Iraq. Tattoos were very popular in general when I was in, and I'm sure they still are today. Some guys went a little overboard with tabs, badges, etc...
We called them "DD-214 tattoos"


Thanks, Bob ... must be a more current era thing then. I have a jump wings tattoo, but way back in the 60's I'd never heard of a CIB tattoo. Sorry for the thread drift!

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Posted 03 March 2016 - 08:45 AM

Here's another from 1969, Louis Bessho. Early wear of the subdued pin-in badge.

 

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