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Nice ribbon bar


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I have never seen this before. I got this on a stall. The ribbons are all woven expertly on to a cardboard frame with a dark cloth with oilskin backing.

It is to a long serving army NCO who probably was not in combat.

The medals are: Army Commendation medal, Good Conduct

American defense (squirrel medal), American campaign, European theatre with 6 campaign stars

World war 2 victory medal, Occupation forces medal and National Defense Medal.

The first medal shows service in at least 1941 and the last-1950, so he was in at least 10 years.

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Also, sometime after the war anyone who got a CIB (combat infantry badge) or the combat medics' badge also rated a bonze star. There's no bronze star and the ribbon bar was obviously made at least in late 1950, by which point a long serving N.C.O. would have had his bronze star.

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  • 5 years later...

CIBs and CMBs are only awarded to infantry personnel and medics, respectively. It wasn't until OEF/OIF that the Combat Action Badge (CAB) was instituted in order to recognize participation in combat operations by other branches. So, the fact that this guy doesn't have a Bronze Star is not necessarily an indication that he was not in combat (with 6 campaign stars!), simply that he was apparently not an infantryman.

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