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What was the difference between the award for the Expert Infantry man and the Combat Infantryman award ??

 

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Lloyd

 

 

FROM EXPERIENCE- LET ME TELL YOU THE EIB IS ONE OF THE HARDEST AWARDS IN THE MILITARY. I went to a lot of good schools while assigned to Ranger Battalion; but the EIB course was the toughest. It is a week long skills test. The CIB is awarded to infantrymen assigned to an infantry unit which come on direct fire for sustained period of time or for specific period of time in the combat zone. Look it up on google...

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hiya guys

could anyone tell me whether this is a real miniature EIB or just a novelty item :think:

thanks in advance :thumbsup:


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Regards Nick

 

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Thanks to a fellow forum member, I have a new addition. :)

 

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WOW! :w00t: That is a great piece Jim, J.Balme CIBs are awsome.

 

 

I've been away for a while, but here is a new cloth one I got. I saw a similar one posted by Mr. Morlang in post number 43 in this thread, no idea as to maker or time frame.

 

 

 

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Sandcast Vietnam made CIB, looks as though they used an E&H SIMON made 2nd award CIB to make their cast, you can just make out the hallmark on the reverse of my piece.

 

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I jumped on this piece when I saw it, never authorized but cool anyways. Either a 4th or 8th award by NS Meyers, I will post better pics once it is in hand! Ever since I saw Craigs example, I have wanted one.

 

Sivart

 

I have the Army Regulation AR 672-5-2 from October 25, 1961 (18 pages), that show the CIB 4th Award.

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I believe so, it was an unauthorized badge that some men wore to show combat service. Engineers and Tankers had them made-up as well, although I have never seen one outside of a picture.

 

I went thru my Editor's files and I found these pix from the Jul-Sept 2005 Trading Post. © 2005 ASMIC and used with permission. 1st pic is the Ike w. one emb to it and the second is a loose one from a pocket of the Ike.

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I went thru my Editor's files and I found these pix from the Jul-Sept 2005 Trading Post. © 2005 ASMIC and used with permission. 1st pic is the Ike w. one emb to it and the second is a loose one from a pocket of the Ike.

 

 

Some variations. Unk from what time period for some.

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Here are pictures of the only one I have. I assume it to be modern, but I don't know. The marking on the back says J Balme France. I assume the clutches are replacements. They look like the clutches found on tie tacks. I have some of the same style of clutches on older insignia, but these look very new. Any input would be much appreciated.

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Levi

The clutch backs are original, I purchased one to wear on my Blues back in the early 90s at the USAJFKSWC Museum along with a seet of Master Parachutist Wings made by the same company. I will see if I can find them in my boxes of stuff.

Regards and Happy New Year 2010

John

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Hello,

 

I have 3 questions:

 

How do I know that a CIB is from the Korean War period?

 

Have there been black metal CIB’s used during the Vietnam War?

 

Also a CIB I have in my collection. What is the period of this CIB?

 

 

Greetings - Antoon

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Hello,

 

I have 3 questions:

 

How do I know that a CIB is from the Korean War period?

 

Have there been black metal CIB’s used during the Vietnam War?

 

Also a CIB I have in my collection. What is the period of this CIB?

Greetings - Antoon

 

My questions have been answered at:

 

http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/ind...showtopic=63813

 

Greetings - Antoon

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This is a letter that I received from my Battalion Commander, LTC Frank Norton when I was awarded the EIB in 1985.

 

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Colonel Frank Norton passed away this summer and he'll be greatly missed by those who had the honor to serve under his command.

Donald E. Shook Jr.

B Company, 4th Battalion, 17th Infantry - Ft Ord, CA 1984-1988

Distinguished Member of the 17th Infantry Regiment

National Infantry Association Order of Saint Maurice

deshook@7thinfantry.com

Embroidered Patches For Sale - Embroidered Patches

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I'm interested in anything to do with the 17th Infantry Regiment, and or the 7th Infantry Division and would be interested in buying, trading, or just talking about any items related to these units!

 

 

 

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My CIB:

 

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Made by Harry Sugerman Inc., San Antonio, TX

 

I think it's a vietnam period CIB, but I m not sure at 100 per cent...

Anyone can tell me thaht would says letters "GI" after manufacturer code ? "General Issue" ?

 

thanks

 

Thierry

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hiya guys

 

could anyone tell me whether this is a real miniature EIB or just a novelty item :think:

 

thanks in advance :thumbsup:

Hi Nick,

This is a lapel pin version of the EIB which would be worn on the lapel of a civilian suit, which is why it has just the one pin on the back.

Jeff C.

USMF Member #2275

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My latest pickup, Vanguard marked sterling 2nd award. Now I just need a 3rd award with the same hallmark to complete the set!

 

Travis

 

Travis,

 

Nice CIB. :thumbsup:

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Thanks to a fellow forum member, I have a new addition. :)

 

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who is J Balme and are these CIB's available anywhere...I am looking for one for a very dear friend of mine whom is a Vietnam Vet.... :think:

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