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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

 

Bob Davis
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ASMIC Member #5364, OVMS Member #11939
US Army Infantry 2001-2009, OIF/OEF Veteran

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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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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.

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

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'A soldier will fight long and hard for a bit of colored ribbon'

 

Always looking for Vietnam War US Special Forces/MACV-SOG jungle shirts/uniforms and OG107 Shirts/uniforms.

 

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