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And finally a bullion badge. I thought it was on a black backing, but when I received it you can see it is on dark blue backing.

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US Army Infantry 2001-2009, OIF/OEF Veteran

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Just added this tiny lapel CIB to the collection. It has very good detail to be so small. It does have a nut for the back.

 

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Very cool, that is about as small as I’ve seen!

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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Here’s a few more I received in the mail this week, I’m glad the post office is still open!
First is a miniature bullion badge, the badge itself only being 2” wide.

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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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Next is a Vietnam era theater made badge, subdued but with a blue background.

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US Army Infantry 2001-2009, OIF/OEF Veteran

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And lastly, another theater made badge, early Vietnam era.

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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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Next is a Vietnam era theater made badge, subdued but with a blue background.

 

A Laurel Leaf one, nice, just like this one without the Lt Blue background.

 

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Here’s a few more I received in the mail this week, I’m glad the post office is still open!

First is a miniature bullion badge, the badge itself only being 2” wide.

 

 

 

Very nice!

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On 11/15/2006 at 1:05 PM, craig_pickrall said:

4th thru 8th award in cloth

 

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What criteria are these for?

Never knew they existed.

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The certificate awarded to John D. Porter 5th RCT who earned a Silver Star for his part in defending out post Harry from being overrun by Chinese troops.

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1 minute ago, manayunkman said:

The bullion is on dark brown.

Japanese or Korean work?

I'd guess Japanese based on the pattern of the rifle, but I've never seen a wreath pattern like that before.  Not sure I've seen a definitively Korean made bullion CIB before, so tough to know for sure.  My vote is Japanese

Actively seeking 6th Infantry Regiment items from all eras.

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5 hours ago, Sivart said:

Great badge Jim! Those Ludlow badges are the best English made metal badges in my opinion.

Thanks Travis.  I also have one from J.J. B'Ham that is OK.  Then I have this one.  I believe it's British, but unmarked.  It is in my opinion nicer than either of the other two.

What is your opinion of it?  Brit?

 

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4 hours ago, manayunkman said:

The certificate awarded to John D. Porter 5th RCT who earned a Silver Star for his part in defending out post Harry from being overrun by Chinese troops.

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Very nice grouping.

 

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4 hours ago, manayunkman said:

Thank you Jim, someday I’ll post the entire group. 

What a career this warrior Porter had.

Porter, he was in WWII then?, cause we see the 2nd Award CIB there.

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On 5/1/2020 at 2:46 PM, Jim Baker said:

Finally picked up one from Ludlow, London.

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Nice badge, appears to have most of the silver finish still intact

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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Is there a website or FB page that might help me identify the period my CIB's were produced?  I'm looking to thin out a few areas of my collection and would like to keep only the CIB's from the WWII and Korean War era. 

 

I am aware there are books out there, but I don't think buying a book would be worthwhile since I don't really intend to buy anything more in the future.

 

Thanks for any assistance with this, it is appreciated.

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I found two more examples of CIBs with unit insignia attached. The crest on top is still unknown to me. 

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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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