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It's St Malo, 1944, very early use of buckle boots in the ETO

Thank You ACP, Saint Malo, check. And I might add, since it's early August, a fairly early issue for the ETO of the M1943 Field Jacket and Field Pants, begs the question in this reguard, was Buddy Ferenbaugh the only one with these new items? or did they have wide issuance within the 83rd Inf Div in late July early August?

 

Anyone find out where Buddy got his CIB yet?

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Discovered one more General with the CIB, who was a General during the war

 

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He's William Chase, Chase was a Brigadier General (promoted March 1943) during the time he commanded the 1st Brigade 1st Cavalry Division (the Cav was Triangular through out WWII, with the Brigade and four Regiments), as you see in the WIKI, Chase started out as an enlisted man in the field artillery, Rhode Island National Guard. When he was commissioned as a Regular, he was Cavalry.

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_C._Chase

 

 

Chase did see a lot of front line action with the Cav, later too as the commander of the 38th Infantry Division, like landing during the amphibious assault with the lead battalion of his 151st Infantry on the return to the Bataan Peninsula. So what are looking at here then, another honorary award of the CIB? Seems so right?

 

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Would love to see the orders... if extant.

HONORING FAMILY LtCol Wm Russell (1679-1757) VA Mil; Pvt Zachariah McKay (1714-97) Frederick VA Mil; BrigGen Evan Shelby, Jr (1719-94) VA Mil; Pvt Vincent Hobbs (1722-1808) Wythe VA Mil; Pvt Hugh Alexander (1724-77); Lt John R. Litton (1726-1804); Bvt BrigGen/Col Wm W. Russell (1735-93) 5th VA Rgmt; Lt James Scott (1736-1817); Capt John Murray, Sr (1747-1833); Capt John Sehorn, Sr (1748-1831) VA Mil; Pvt Corbin Lane (1750-1816) Franklin/TN Mil; Cpl Jesse D. Reynolds (1750-1836) 5th VA Rgmt; Capt. Solomon C. Litton (1751-1844); 1Lt Christopher Casey (1754-1840) SC Mil; Pvt Mark Adams (1755-1828); Pvt Randolph White (1755-1831) Bailey's Co. VA Rgmt; Capt. John R. Russell (1758-1838); Pvt Joseph T. Cooley (1767-1826) Fort Hempstead Mil; Pvt Thomas Barron (1776-1863) 1812; Capt. John Baumgardner (1787-1853) VA Mil; Pvt Joel Estep (1828-1864) Co B 5th KY Inf CSA & US; Pvt George B. Bell (1833-1910) Co C 47th IL Inf US; Cpl Daniel H. Barron (1838-1910) Co B 19th TN Rgmt Inf CSA; Capt Richard K. Kaufman (1908-1946) 7th PRG/3rd AF CCU; T-5 Vernon L. Bell (1926-95) 1802nd Spec Rgmt; PO2 Murray J. Heichman (1932-2019) HQSB/MCRD; PFC Jess Long (1934-2017) US Army; PFC Donald W. Johnson (1931-) 43rd ID HQ; A1C Keith W. Bell (1931-2011) 314th TCW; A3C Michael S. Bell (1946-) 3346th CMS; A1C Sam W. Lee (1954-2017) 2d BW; AW3 Keith J. Price (1975-) VP-10; 1Lt Matthew Wm Bell (1985-) 82nd Abn/SOC








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Found one more General with a CIB who was a General thought the war.

 

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Charles H. Gerhardt, the famous or if you like infamous, C.G.. of the 29th Inf Div, Like Chase, Gerhardt was a Cavalryman, only seen this one foto here wear he wears the badge, taken I guess sometime still in 1944, late summer early fall of 44, the photo on his wiki doesn't show it. So no idea on this, what are yours!

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_H._Gerhardt#Awards

 

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I always felt the MOH was a bogus award but I wouldn't think that even he would have the gall to wear the CIB which,by the way,

I had no idea he had until today,when I read this.

 

His MOH was 100% bogus ... he was an egomaniac

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Seen this on Colonel John U.D. Page MOH (Posth) Korean Conflict, Page an Artilleryman, a staff officer X Corps Artillery was awarded his MOH in 1957, could he of then at that time been awarded a CIB as well?

 

 

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Grateful to see this thread still alive, after 11 years.

 

HONORING FAMILY LtCol Wm Russell (1679-1757) VA Mil; Pvt Zachariah McKay (1714-97) Frederick VA Mil; BrigGen Evan Shelby, Jr (1719-94) VA Mil; Pvt Vincent Hobbs (1722-1808) Wythe VA Mil; Pvt Hugh Alexander (1724-77); Lt John R. Litton (1726-1804); Bvt BrigGen/Col Wm W. Russell (1735-93) 5th VA Rgmt; Lt James Scott (1736-1817); Capt John Murray, Sr (1747-1833); Capt John Sehorn, Sr (1748-1831) VA Mil; Pvt Corbin Lane (1750-1816) Franklin/TN Mil; Cpl Jesse D. Reynolds (1750-1836) 5th VA Rgmt; Capt. Solomon C. Litton (1751-1844); 1Lt Christopher Casey (1754-1840) SC Mil; Pvt Mark Adams (1755-1828); Pvt Randolph White (1755-1831) Bailey's Co. VA Rgmt; Capt. John R. Russell (1758-1838); Pvt Joseph T. Cooley (1767-1826) Fort Hempstead Mil; Pvt Thomas Barron (1776-1863) 1812; Capt. John Baumgardner (1787-1853) VA Mil; Pvt Joel Estep (1828-1864) Co B 5th KY Inf CSA & US; Pvt George B. Bell (1833-1910) Co C 47th IL Inf US; Cpl Daniel H. Barron (1838-1910) Co B 19th TN Rgmt Inf CSA; Capt Richard K. Kaufman (1908-1946) 7th PRG/3rd AF CCU; T-5 Vernon L. Bell (1926-95) 1802nd Spec Rgmt; PO2 Murray J. Heichman (1932-2019) HQSB/MCRD; PFC Jess Long (1934-2017) US Army; PFC Donald W. Johnson (1931-) 43rd ID HQ; A1C Keith W. Bell (1931-2011) 314th TCW; A3C Michael S. Bell (1946-) 3346th CMS; A1C Sam W. Lee (1954-2017) 2d BW; AW3 Keith J. Price (1975-) VP-10; 1Lt Matthew Wm Bell (1985-) 82nd Abn/SOC








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