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Posted 30 November 2017 - 05:38 PM

CIB in the CBI.

 

A Nicolas Casertano of the 475th Infantry in late 44 early 45.

 

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Posted 19 December 2017 - 07:39 PM

Another WWII one in a rather field environment.

 

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Posted 19 December 2017 - 07:54 PM

A Colonel Dan C. Cavanaugh Medical Service Corps, a three war vet, but uncertain in which one he was awarded his CIB, perhaps as an EM in the Big One, WW Two.

 

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Posted 19 December 2017 - 08:09 PM

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Spec 4 Frank "Birdy" Ybarra Duran, Vietnam 1966, Duran, 1946-2016, Duran a Houston Tex native, was in A Company 2nd Battalion 7th Cavalry, (he's listed in their roster as Fransisco Duran) and was one of the survivors of the Battle of LZ Albany in November 1965. Believe Duran is either wearing a In Country made solid Black cloth CIB or has painted a U.S. made full color one Black, note he apparently is wearing a Green or Brown dyed Cav patch and U.S. ARMY tape, the rayon woven type?. the Spec 4 ranks more than likely early In Country made subdued's, NAME tape too.


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Posted 20 December 2017 - 06:46 AM

I know this isn't completely on topic, but I don't know where else to post this one. I have seen several pictures like the one patches posted above of medical personnel wearing a CIB earned earlier in their careers. Here's the opposite, an Infantry officer with a Combat Medical Badge. 

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Posted 23 December 2017 - 01:12 PM

Very interesting topic with beautiful photos!



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Posted 26 December 2017 - 06:05 PM

Got a couple more Non Infantry from the early 60s, well to be more precise they used to be Infantry, and then switched branches.

 

Curiously cant find any info on him.

 

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Posted 26 December 2017 - 06:16 PM

And this one, with a second award CIB, another MSC officer, this time with his service Bio that explains it all, I guess he was one of those TD people reclassified as Infantry.

 

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Posted 26 December 2017 - 06:22 PM

If any one finds info on that Protestant Padre with the CIB, please do post it.



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Posted 27 December 2017 - 06:34 AM

Got a couple more Non Infantry from the early 60s, well to be more precise they used to be Infantry, and then switched branches.
 
Curiously cant find any info on him.
 
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Posted 27 December 2017 - 09:29 AM


Thanks for that FF. As crazy as it sounds, do believe this is a different Reverend Gordon Hutchins.

 

 

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Here's Gordon E. Hutchins entry in the Officers Registry mid 50s. Key points an EM 1943-46, a draftee no doubt, was from Vermont, was schooled, Gordon College class of 1951 (it's in Massachusetts).

 

The Gordon Hutchins in the obit was already a clergyman during the war, "General Theological Seminary in New York City in 1943 with a Master's of Divinity degree". and served thoughout the war as one after entering the Army, plus was not from Vermont or atteded Gordon College.



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Posted 27 December 2017 - 12:47 PM

Thanks for that FF. As crazy as it sounds, do believe this is a different Reverend Gordon Hutchins.
 
 
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Here's Gordon E. Hutchins entry in the Officers Registry mid 50s. Key points an EM 1943-46, a draftee no doubt, was from Vermont, was schooled, Gordon College class of 1951 (it's in Massachusetts).
 
The Gordon Hutchins in the obit was already a clergyman during the war, "General Theological Seminary in New York City in 1943 with a Master's of Divinity degree". and served thoughout the war as one after entering the Army, plus was not from Vermont or atteded Gordon College.


Yeah. Looks like the wrong guy. What are the chances. Not a real common name.

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Posted 27 December 2017 - 05:02 PM

Yeah. Looks like the wrong guy. What are the chances. Not a real common name.

It is indeed quite the coincidence! and from New England too!



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Posted 28 December 2017 - 08:33 PM

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A 16th Infantry, 1st Infantry Div GI, in the immediate post war occupation period with what has to be a theater made cloth CIB, German right, maybe English!



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Posted 24 January 2018 - 03:15 PM

Marco Begay, a Navajo Indian who was born in Ganado, Arizona. He joined the U.S. Army in 1946 and was sent overseas to Germany and served in the 26th Infantry Regiment. In 1949 he was discharged from the Army, and he returned home to Arizona. In 1950, he was recalled back into the service for the Korean War. He received the Silver Star on 20 May 1951 for action in the vicinity of Hangye, Korea and a Purple Heart on August 24, 1951 on Bloody Ridge.

 

 

 

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Posted 25 January 2018 - 09:27 PM

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Yet another 60s USAF guy with a CIB, he's Lt Col Bill  Wise, I,m assuming of course he earned that badge in WWII as an EM in the MTO/ETO (note the MTO/ETO ribbon, no Korea ribbons and Good Conduct ribbon with knots) though I can't find anything on his WWII service.


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Posted 27 January 2018 - 06:57 PM

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A member of the US Army Band wearing a mini CIB and Purple Heart

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Posted 08 May 2018 - 06:06 PM

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Westmoreland in 1965 talks with an Australian Soldier, wearing one of his many shirts, on this one here we see direct full color CIB along with the rank and Parachute Badge.



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Posted 30 May 2018 - 12:36 PM

Colonel Gregory S. Cullison is the current Commander, 75th Medical Group, 75th Air Base Wing, Ogden Air Logistics Center, Hill AFB, Utah.

He entered active duty in 1989 when he enlisted in the United States Army as an infantryman. After serving three years in the Army, he transitioned into the Pennsylvania Army National Guard during graduate school. In 1995, he received a direct commission into the Air Force Medical Service Corps (MSC).

 

 

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Posted 31 May 2018 - 06:33 AM

Colonel Gregory S. Cullison is the current Commander, 75th Medical Group, 75th Air Base Wing, Ogden Air Logistics Center, Hill AFB, Utah.
He entered active duty in 1989 when he enlisted in the United States Army as an infantryman. After serving three years in the Army, he transitioned into the Pennsylvania Army National Guard during graduate school. In 1995, he received a direct commission into the Air Force Medical Service Corps (MSC).


Thats cool.Interesting that he has the master enlisted medical badge, unless they changed the name. I knew a with a Dr. colonel at Clark that had a CMB. And ab SGT with a EMB.

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Posted 08 June 2018 - 07:07 AM

Warrant officer and Vietnam veteran of the 25th Infantry Division wearing a CIB on his OG-107 uniform alongside his son wearing the same insignia on a uniform of his own. 

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Posted 08 June 2018 - 10:09 AM

Warrant officer and Vietnam veteran of the 25th Infantry Division wearing a CIB on his OG-107 uniform alongside his son wearing the same insignia on a uniform of his own. 

 

Good picture. I've seen a few of these kid uniforms for sale, but never seen one being worn before.
 



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Posted 20 June 2018 - 07:58 PM

And an October or November 1944 photo of Eisenhower visting the 29th Inf Div in either the Aachen area or the Roer area. Of note is the continued use of the Blue and Grey Division's signature wearing of the Steel Helmet Chin Strap buckled under the chin, and the wearing of ribbons and CIBs on the outer field upper garments for this special occasion.

 

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Posted 21 June 2018 - 08:14 AM

And an October or November 1944 photo of Eisenhower visting the 29th Inf Div in either the Aachen area or the Roer area. Of note is the continued use of the Blue and Grey Division's signature wearing of the Steel Helmet Chin Strap buckled under the chin, and the wearing of ribbons and CIBs on the outer field upper garments for this special occasion.

 

 

 

Also interesting that it appears three Soldiers are wearing their CIBs below the ribbons while another has his CIB above the ribbons. Neat photo. Think how hard it would have been to scrounge up ribbons at the front.



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Posted 13 July 2018 - 02:16 AM

Eldon H. Erlenbach, 1st Air Calvary, 5th Battalion, 7th Calvary Regiment with full colour CIB

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