I am new to this forum and have a general question about posthumous award of the CIB. Does anyone know if the CIB was awarded posthumously to those men killed during or shortly after the D-Day invasion?
I am trying to put together a display for a young man who grew up in my mother's farming community who was killed on June 19, 1944 after participating in the invasion with the 101st A/B. He was clearly "Infantry" being assigned as a 1LT to the 502 PIR in Co F under Capt. LeGrand Johnson. He was awarded a Silver Star before he was killed.
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