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The last unique badge in the lot is this 5th award CIB, maker marked L-22 (Lordship Industries). The government never put out a contract for these, and none were ever awarded. This may be a case of a manufacturer seeing the IOH specs and jumping the gun on production. Needs some further research. but for now, pics...

 

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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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The Vanguard badge doesn’t appear modified, looks like they copied the GEMSCO pattern.

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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I found these two badges this weekend at the Mesa Military Antique show. Small theater-made 2nd award badge and really nice bullion with blue silk.

 

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US Army Infantry 2001-2009, OIF/OEF Veteran

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CIB’s received/worn by Dutch infantrymen for service in Korea.

As most forum members will know the war in Korea was fought by many countries as representatives of the United Nations. Probably most will not know that the Dutch participants became part of the 38th Regiment in the 2nd (Indianhead) infantry division. As such they were eligible to receive US awards including the CIB which was officially accepted for wear by the Dutch army. One of my collecting interests are medal groups to Dutch Korea veterans and quite often the CIB, unit citations (also accepted for wear on the Dutch uniform) are included in these groups. Veterans that stayed in the army would wear these American awards into the ‘70s and even ‘80s of last century. This helps dating these CIB’s to the Korea period – or later. The Dutch army did not provide the CIB locally so if they were to be replaced the men had to arrange so themselves. All the examples here are part of Dutch medal groups and not bought as individual pieces.

 

The standard sterling version handed out:

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Unknown version - who can help identify this pin back version?

Also from a Dutch veteran of the Korean war - could not find a similar one in the 78 pages of CIB here and do not have the book by Tucker so I hope there is help on the forum!

 

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Looks to be a nice German-made badge

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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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Very interesting photos

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US Army Infantry 2001-2009, OIF/OEF Veteran

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Yes, I have a few different variations. They are the same stamping but the pins are various lengths.

Here's one;

 

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US Army Infantry 2001-2009, OIF/OEF Veteran

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It makes sense for a Dutch veteran to have a German-made CIB. The German version would have been more accessible I assume that procuring a US made badge.

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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From a posting I saw earlier in this segment, I finally got a decent WW2 sterling CIB where I was able to add the miniature 1st Infantry screw back pin I got in another lot. Down the road when I eventually spin my collection(s), this will be posted as a "created" item, made with original pieces but not period made.

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I "primarily" collect Gulf War 1 patches. All branches (USA, USAF,USN, USMC & USCG) and ALL Countries..
US - Op.'s Desert Shield / Storm / Provide Comfort /Some Southern Watch - F-4G's Wild Weasels
UK - Op.'s Granby / Sabre / Warden
Canadian - Op. Desert Storm / Op. Friction
French - Daguet / Aconit
Netherlands, Belgium, Poland, South Korea, etc.
Looking for the oddities, including unfinished & flaws
I HAVE EXTRA's!! Will trade as well.

 

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I haven't added any new CIBs in awhile, here are a few I just picked up. First is a nice theater made badge still on the shirt of a 63rd ID vet.

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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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Next up, another theater made badge on dark green cloth.

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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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