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#201 seanmc1114

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Posted 13 August 2018 - 11:50 AM

Armor officer awarded a CIB while serving as an adviser to a South Vietnamese unit. 

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Posted 18 September 2018 - 09:25 AM

Here is LTG Julian Ewell. This picture dates from 1966 when he was still a MG. Note he is wearing a miniature badge, and it is below his ribbon rack which is somewhat unusual by this date.

 

Assignments of note include;  Commanded 3rd Battalion, 501st PIR during Normany Invasion (1st combat jump) and Market Garden (2nd combat jump), Regimental Commander of 501st PIR during the Battle of the Bulge, Commanded 9th Infantry Regiment in Korea, 1953 (I assume this is where he earned 2nd CIB), Commanded 9th ID in Vietnam 1968-69. It was here he earned the nickname "Butcher of the Delta" for his reported obsessive focus on body counts. Vietnam controversy aside, a true American warrior who saw quite a bit of combat. More information here https://en.wikipedia...ki/Julian_Ewell

 

 

 

 

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Posted 20 September 2018 - 04:53 AM

1st Sergeant of Company D 1st Battalion 12th Cavalry of the 1st Cavalry Division wearing a second award of the CIB in Vietnam

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Posted 20 September 2018 - 04:55 AM

Members of the 101st Airborne Division being presented their CIB's in Vietnam in 1968

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Posted 20 September 2018 - 04:56 AM

More 101st Airborne troopers

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Posted 20 September 2018 - 05:18 AM

9th Infantry Division soldier in Vietnam wearing subdued U.S. made name and Army tapes and SSI with a full color theater made embroidered CIB. 

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Posted 20 September 2018 - 08:31 AM

More 101st Airborne troopers

Interesting they were pinned on horizontally on the pocket flaps there, no doubt much more easier and convenient then doing a Capt Parmenter :lol:

 

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Posted 26 October 2018 - 01:56 PM

Screen shot of Retired General Of The Army Omar N. Bradley wearing a CIB on his khakis at a luncheon in his honor in Hawaii in 1976. Technically, he was not eligible for the award.

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Posted 26 October 2018 - 05:28 PM

Screen shot of Retired General Of The Army Omar N. Bradley wearing a CIB on his khakis at a luncheon in his honor in Hawaii in 1976. Technically, he was not eligible for the award.

He's wearing DIs, do you know what they are?



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Posted 30 October 2018 - 09:41 AM

He's wearing DIs, do you know what they are?

 

 

I think they are the EAGLES worn by the General of the Army



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Posted 30 October 2018 - 03:53 PM

 

 

I think they are the EAGLES worn by the General of the Army

Yeah that's probably what they are.



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Posted 11 December 2018 - 08:24 AM

Here's a neat picture pulled from eBay, only marked "Esslingen, Germany 1948" on back.

Nice custom ribbon rack and what looks like could be a bevo weave CIB.

 

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Posted 21 January 2019 - 05:42 PM

Think it's alright to add this one as there's no dedicated topic on this, one Major William E. Berzinec wearing a Mini EIB, photo taken in 1965 at Leavenworth C&GS College.

 

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Berzinec would go on to earn a CIB, earned it the hard way I regret to report.

 

http://www.virtualwa...rzinecWE01a.htm

 

 



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Posted 20 March 2019 - 12:53 AM

found this online, sewn on CIB on i think beogams or cloud print?

 

Vietnam, May 1970- American captain Dennis Muchlstedt working two phones while attempting to contact units of 9th Infantry Division who are on patrol in the South Vietnamese-Cambodian border area.

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Posted 08 April 2019 - 09:18 AM

Two soldiers, probably instructors, receiving their CIB's at Fort Benning in July 1944. They probably transferred back stateside as instructors after early combat tours in either the South Pacific or North Africa//Sicily/Italy.

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Posted 20 June 2019 - 01:35 AM

Actor Fess Parker, best known for his roles as Davy Crockett and Daniel Boone is pictured on a handshaking tour at Da Nang, Vietnam in 1970.

 

Obviously the CIBs are not his as he has a bunch of badges on his jungle jacket, he was a marine in ww2. Of note is the Australian slouch hat hes carrying as well. 

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Posted 22 July 2019 - 07:56 PM

The CIB in Combat in Korea late summer of 1952, 40th Inf Div I believe, here the CIB is visible on at least two of the men.

 

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Posted 22 July 2019 - 08:16 PM

This is a screen shot from an Army video from the early 60s showing a drill sergeant candidate at Fort Dix, New Jersey. Note he is wearing the wool uniform which I have noticed seemed to be fairly common at Dix among DIs. Of special note to this topic is that he is wearing a full size metal Master Parachutist Badge but a miniature CIB which may have a star representing a second award. I can't make out whether the CIB is metal pin on or direct embroidered. It kind of looks like the latter to me but that would seem odd given that his Parachutist Badge is metal pin on.

Any more Info on this Noncom Sean? I think he may be a Three Time awardee of the CIB.

 

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Posted 23 July 2019 - 05:47 AM

Soldiers of the 199th Infantry Brigade in Vietnam sometime in 1969 or 1970. The lieutenant on the left is probably a platoon leader, so I assume the soldier on the right is a platoon sergeant, although it could be a company commander and field first sergeant. In any event, note the soldier on the right has a CIB with star on his boonie cap. It's hard to tell, but the CIB may be theater made. 

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Posted 13 August 2019 - 05:00 AM

Specialist 5 of the 1st Special Forces Group wearing both the CIB and CMB. Lack of National Defense Service Medal ribbon indicates this was probably 1964 or prior and he served in Vietnam, Laos or both.

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