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Discussion in 'Information Requests' started by JMD62, Apr 17, 2019.

  1. JMD62

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    Hey Guys,

    I was looking over a WW2 Ike recently from a soldier of the 33rd Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron who served in the ETO. It had a gold star added to his Victory ribbon ( unofficially of course ) to indicate he saw action, if I understand that correctly. It didn't have a CIB however so am I correct in assuming Cavalry Reconnaissance units didn't qualify?

    Thanks!
    James
     
  2. chibobber

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    CI(Infantry)B. It is an infantry MOS award. Although in WW2 it was awarded to others that were forced into combat as the situation developed.
     
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    formerjughead The Cooler King

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    Unless their MOS was Infantry 745 primary MOS series during WW2 they didn't qualify.
     
  4. Takao

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    Cavalry troops could be awarded a CIB only if they were fighting as dismounted cavalry. This was permitted under the War Dept. Regulations.
     
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    Thanks for the replies!
     

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