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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.

 

Bob Davis
Secretary, Arizona Chapter, The Orders and Medals Research Society
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US Army Infantry 2001-2009, OIF/OEF Veteran

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Unknown Soldier, WW2 era studio portrait

 

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Another unknown soldier, WW2 era

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

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Top dollar paid for WWI AEF Tank Corps uniforms, medal groups, equipment and photos,
unit histories and rosters...especially anything associated with

301st (Heavy) Tank Bn
Drop me an email and let me know what you have.

 

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BG Paulick, 1960

 

 

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A 44th Division soldier with a CIB

 

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Top dollar paid for WWI AEF Tank Corps uniforms, medal groups, equipment and photos,
unit histories and rosters...especially anything associated with

301st (Heavy) Tank Bn
Drop me an email and let me know what you have.

 

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

 

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

 

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US Army Infantry 2001-2009, OIF/OEF Veteran

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Robert White

 

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

Looking for:

 

1. CIB with M16 instead of 1795 Musket

2. Rarer current era brassards and armbands

 

Thanks for taking the time to read this!

 

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Unidentified group in occupied Germany, ca. 1946 with CIBs

 

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Top dollar paid for WWI AEF Tank Corps uniforms, medal groups, equipment and photos,
unit histories and rosters...especially anything associated with

301st (Heavy) Tank Bn
Drop me an email and let me know what you have.

 

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

 

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In memory of Dr. Leo P. Krall, USPHS
USS Uniontown (PF-65)

Interested in uniforms / groupings from Massachusetts and New England veterans

(particularly 26th "Yankee" Division), and original propaganda leaflets from WWI and WWII.

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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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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.

Looking for:

 

1. CIB with M16 instead of 1795 Musket

2. Rarer current era brassards and armbands

 

Thanks for taking the time to read this!

 

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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"

Bob Davis
Secretary, Arizona Chapter, The Orders and Medals Research Society
ASMIC Member #5364, OVMS Member #11939
US Army Infantry 2001-2009, OIF/OEF Veteran

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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!

Looking for:

 

1. CIB with M16 instead of 1795 Musket

2. Rarer current era brassards and armbands

 

Thanks for taking the time to read this!

 

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

 

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Bob Davis
Secretary, Arizona Chapter, The Orders and Medals Research Society
ASMIC Member #5364, OVMS Member #11939
US Army Infantry 2001-2009, OIF/OEF Veteran

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