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I agree a second award CIB most likely showing service in WW2 Then Korea.German or English made pin back.I say this as the Japanese made badges of the period are of a thinner material.

 

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http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/ind...0&start=290

 

This is the link to the thread that covers:

COMBAT INFANTRY BADGE

EXPERT INFANTRY BADGE

COMBAT MEDIC BADGE

EXPERT MEDIC BADGE

 

plus any of the unauthorized variations of these badges.

 

Please post your badges there rather than here. I will end up merging them all together anyway so save me some time please.

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I have also been told these clutches are English.

If memory serves, those clutches were used briefly during the 1950's. ASMIC did an article on how to date clutches several years ago, and I remember these because I've run across them before, mostly on ribbons. I've personally never seen them on a WWII-vintage uniform, but I'm not saying it's impossible.

 

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ALSO RECEIVED THIS IN A RECENT TRADE. TIME FRAME 60'S-70'S?

 

36-TEX: In 1959 I saw qualified parachutists who served earlier in World War Two and the Korean War wearing these on their sateen green fatigure shirts over the black silk tape with gold letters "U.S.ARMY" over the left pocket. thumbsup.gif Sarge Booker of Tujunga, California ( hhbooker2@yahoo.com ) The tape over the right pocket was white with black letters for the surname.

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In Memoriam:
Lieutenant J.Kostelec 1-3 First Special Service Force MIA/PD 4 March 1944 Italy
I HAVE SEEN THE ENEMY AND IT IS DAYLIGHT
Forget about the tips..We'll get hell to pay (AC/DC)
"If you cant get out and run with the big dogs then sit on the porch and bark at the cars going by.."

Have you Hugged a Clown Today?

You Cant Get A Sun Tan On The Moon..





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I was contacted by the daughter of a former member (deceased) of the 707th Tank Battalion fought in the Battle of the Bulge.

 

According to documents he did not have an infantryman's MOS, but served as an infantryman, and was in battle with the enemy before taken prisoner.

 

According to Circulars , dated 1943, 1944 combat members of the military were not required an infantryman's MOS to be eligible .

 

Members of the 192nd and 194th Tank Battalions fought in the Battle of the Philippines were awarded the CIB.

 

In the ETO during WWII members of the 7th Armored Division were awarded the CIB.

 

I met a gentleman assigned to the 106th ID with MOS 152 photographer awarded the CIB that authomaticallye entitles the BSM.

 

As stated in the Purple Heart thread, I believe the only way to enforce the guidelines that apply to WWII veterans is to hire a lawyer.

 

The photograph provided reveals a tanker with triangle armor pins on his lapel with the CIB on his chest. Records show he was always assigned to a tank unit.

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Hi there

 

Can someone tell me what type of the combat medic badge, WWII issue, have been made? I saw hollow back types as well as the ones with a flat backside.

 

 

 

Thanks for your any information

 

 

 

Jürg

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Hi there

 

Can someone tell me what type of the combat medic badge, WWII issue, have been made? I saw hollow back types as well as the ones with a flat backside.

Thanks for your any information

Jürg

 

I've never seen any hollow-backed ones (not that I'm disputing you)...all the one's I've seen were flat backed, and most have been clutch-back rather than pin-backs. As for "WWII-issue" keep in mind that the badge wasn't instituted until almost the very end of the European phase of the war so I'd imagine it was most likely seen on the uniforms of returning soldiers once they were stateside. Not that it necessarily helps to answer your question, but here's a few links you may find interesting:

 

http://www.army.mil/symbols/combatbadges/medical.html

http://www.tioh.hqda.pentagon.mil/badges/C...dicalBadges.htm

http://www.1stcavmedic.com/cmb.html

http://www.americal.org/awards/cmb.htm

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