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Combat Infantryman Badge

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  • Jorge Otero Barreto
    Jorge A. Otero Barreto (born 7 April 1937) is a former United States Army soldier. He earned 38 military decorations during his career. He has received recognition from numerous organizations and has...
  • Raul (Roy) Perez Benavidez, MSG (1935 - 1998)
    Raul (Roy) Perez Benavidez (August 5, 1935 – November 29, 1998) was a member of the Studies and Observations Group of the United States Army. He received the Medal of Honor for his actions in combat ne...
  • Colonel Robert L. Howard (1939 - 2009)
    The President of the United States in the name of The Congress takes pleasure in presenting the==Medal of Honor==to HOWARD, ROBERT L. Rank and organization: First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, 5th Special For...
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  • Robert E. Roeder (1917 - 1944)

The Combat Infantryman Badge (CIB) is a United States Army military decoration. The badge is awarded to infantrymen and Special Forces soldiers in the rank of colonel and below, who fought in active ground combat while assigned as members of either an Infantry or Special Forces unit of brigade size or smaller at any time after 6 December 1941. For those soldiers who are not members of an infantry, or Special Forces unit, the Combat Action Badge (CAB) is awarded instead. For soldiers with an MOS in the medical field with the exception of a Special Forces Medical Sergeant (18D), the Combat Medical Badge is awarded.

The CIB and its non-combat contemporary, the Expert Infantryman Badge (EIB), were created in November 1943 during World War II to boost morale and increase the prestige of service in the Infantry. Specifically, it recognizes the inherent sacrifices of all infantrymen, and that they face a greater risk of being wounded or killed in action than any other military occupational specialties.