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Combat  Infantrymans Badge (Read 3806 times)
Rainbow Trout  aka Sue
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Combat  Infantrymans Badge
Jan 24th, 2010, 8:25pm
I Some writings say that some of the Death March survivors  received the (1944) Combat Infantryman's Badge. Others disagree.

How was the CIB handled in relation to the Scouts, and to other outfits?
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Re: Combat  Infantrymans Badge
Reply #1 - Jan 24th, 2011, 6:10pm
You did not identify units scouts were assigned.  War Department Circular 269, dated 27 October 1943, and WD Circular 105, dated 13 March 1944 identify circumstances to be eligible for the CIB.

Please note:  The MOS of an infantryman was not required until the 1950's.  Assigned to an infantry unit was not required until 11 May 1944.

Both were not retroactive and do not pertain to veterans of Bataan and Corregidor.

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