Posted 7 months ago
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.