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Military Badges22 of 75Unidentified badge - 1928 with wings and omsBritish WWI and WWII Air Force cap badges.
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Posted 8 months ago

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Manikin
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This is a photo of a family member who was present on D-Day Normandy
He wears his Combat Infantryman Badge.

One of the most honorable thing about Charlie is he took 2 little kids 2 and 4 years olds that mother walked out on them who were not his and raised them as his own with his Moms help when he was deployed and was lucky to make it back . It was "The Longest Day"

On 27 October 1943, the War Department formally established the Combat Infantryman Badge (CIB) and the Expert Infantryman Badge (EIB) awards in Section I, War Department Circular 269 (27 October 1943):
The present war has demonstrated the importance of highly-proficient, tough, hard, and aggressive infantry, which can be obtained only by developing a high degree of individual all-around proficiency on the part of every infantryman. As a means of attaining the high standards desired and to foster esprit de corps in infantry units; the Expert Infantryman and the Combat Infantryman badges are established for infantry personnel.

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  1. scottvez scottvez, 8 months ago
    Hooah!

    scott
  2. Manikin Manikin, 8 months ago
    Thanks Scott we just found his photo's so many were lost and lucky to have this one :-)
  3. Manikin Manikin, 8 months ago
    Thank you Moon ,Amber and agh :-) Much appreciated he was a honorable man :-)
  4. kerry10456 kerry10456, 8 months ago
    Nice family treasure, love it
  5. Manikin Manikin, 8 months ago
    Thanks Kerry :-) xoxo I was in my hoard of photo's :-) He raised a pretty great guy !
  6. walksoftly walksoftly, 8 months ago
    Great photo, glad he made it home!
  7. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 8 months ago
    Very nice memento of that time.
  8. Manikin Manikin, 8 months ago
    Thank you Kerry ,bro and Phil ! I always appreciate you all xoxo
  9. Manikin Manikin, 8 months ago
    Thank you czechman ,vetraio50 ,fluffy,elainekay42,mikelv and Geo ! Much appreciated and thank you for stopping and putting some love on this post :-)
  10. SEAN68 SEAN68, 8 months ago
    very nice photo!!
  11. mikeigotit mikeigotit, 8 months ago
    Awesome !!!!!!
  12. Manikin Manikin, 8 months ago
    Thank you:-) mikeigotit,inky,Sean,amber,nutsabotas6,blunder,vintagefran,vansky !
  13. Manikin Manikin, 8 months ago
    toenail yes he was very special guy ,not many men would have survived D-day but to take on 2 abandoned kids and raise them as his own at a young age was more than most men his age would have done. Thank you for kind comment , Had it not been for him they would have been turned over to the state .
  14. Manikin Manikin, 1 month ago
    Thank you Southcop !! :-) always welcome on my posts .

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