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Subject: DMZ KOREA (CIB) BADGE AWARDED TO VETS.

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Entry: 6665 DMZ KOREA (CIB) BADGE AWARDED TO VETS.

CORNELL BUTLER wrote on August 7, 2014

Waco Taxas


Comments:

I served as an infantryman on the DMZ and MEL on the boarder of north and
south Korea. I pulled night patrols, set up ambush sites and navigated live
mine field areas. We also pulled security on the I'm Jim river bridge
separating the I'm jim Gok. I previously wrote this inquiry but my name came
up as Cornell Happy. (Typo). I served in this area of operation for
approximately one and a half years. I even re-enlisted right on the DMZ. I
want to know am I now eligible for the CIB ( Combat Infantryman Badge). I
am aware that others who served here where awarded it. I served from 1986-
88. Please e-mail me. Sincerely, Cornell





Entry: 6663 DMZ KOREA (CIB) BADGE AWARDED TO VETS.

CORNELL HAPPY wrote on August 6, 2014

waco Texas


Comments:

I served some extremely long hard cold wet hot nights as the 1/9infantry
pulled day and night patrols from guard posts caliler and oelette. The
numerous live mine fields we had to navigate and simply pray to get through
based on footprints in the snow. We were yards away fronvthe north
KoreanvROK soildiers and we not allowed to shoot unless shot upon..with
movrment to cotact that close. Any moment was a potetial firefight. All l ask
is rt o let us who served this dangerous mission for a solid year be given the
CI B Badge





Entry: 6661 DMZ KOREA (CIB) BADGE AWARDED TO VETS.

MICHAEL D BURNSIDE wrote on July 31, 2014

Carter Lake IA.


Comments:

Mike was in A btry 2nd inf. Div 7balt.17 Arty
he was up at the DMZ during the Vietnam Era.
but he was at Camp Pelham and few others
he spoke imijon river.and also other places
and Camps his Sgt. Was Rick Hudson.
If you can remember this Cannoner.
please E-mail him at grandmas2girls@gmail.com
or call 308 534-1844
I am Mikes little Sister Cindy
Thank you for your Service,
Mike Burnside. Pass on to be with the Lord
May 25th/22014





Entry: 6571 DMZ KOREA (CIB) BADGE AWARDED TO VETS.

TODD BROOKS wrote on January 14, 2014

Circleville Ohio


Comments:

Was in Korea DMZ from 86/87. 1/17th infantry





Entry: 6570 DMZ KOREA (CIB) BADGE AWARDED TO VETS.

CARMELO RODRIGUEZ wrote on January 13, 2014

miami Florida


Comments:

Ok does anyone know if the CIB is now authorized for us vets
that served on the Z? I was with B.co 1st Bn 31st Inf in 1975-
76 stationed at Camp Liberty bell. can someone direct me if
the award is now authorized..Thanks and Keep up the fire
brothers





Entry: 6517 DMZ KOREA (CIB) BADGE AWARDED TO VETS.

ERIC wrote on October 4, 2013

Apollo Beach Florida


Comments:

The nature of the patrols along the DMZ were combat
patrols. They were also called ambush patrols, where we
were sent out into the night to setup a parameter along the
MDL and wait for infiltrators, while having Clamors setup
around our parameter.



In the guard posts, we would be sitting in a bomb. A hill
top lined with explosives, just a stone's roll to the MDL.



Sounds like combat to me. Bad enough we were told for
decades, to keep our mouths shut about the DMZ. We had to
fight just to get them to admit it was a combat zone, now
we have to prove bullets were swapped, when indeed our job
was to defend from infiltration, and we did mostly without
a bullet being fired.



The guard post I was in, I had to quarantine, as most of
the soldiers caught something bad. If you were they in the
summer of 84 you know what I am talking about.



Agent Orange has ben used in that area, we know this after
decades of a cover up of it's use on the DMZ. We took
positions on the ground for most of the night. An Imjin
Scout did 20 plus ambush patrols to earn the award, you
could only be proud of that award and wear it while in
Korea.



My follow scouts we have been denied too long. Stand up and
demand what is yours. We defended peace during the Cold
War, woke up every day and stay our enemy in the eye. We
should be proud of our service, it is too bad our leaders
don't see it that way.



Oh and did we not get, the rules of engagement and told we
were going into a combat theater, but it still took decades
to give us even a little credit.





Entry: 6397 DMZ KOREA (CIB) BADGE AWARDED TO VETS.

KEVIN REEDY wrote on February 6, 2013

Upper Marlboro Maryland


Comments:

I served with brothers of C co. 5Bn 20Inf on
the May - Aug 90 and we returned the
following year because we were extend.
Our units ran more recon,ambushes, qrf and
out post duty in a 90 day period than all those
who were serving or had served in the first
Gulf War.
Im fact upon my return to the 82d I learned
that they were not even carry live ammo. All
there ammo was returned just as it was
received. Do not get me wrong there was
danger for them as well, but I rememberthe
batallion responding to several spots south
and depending on your duty you took up the
responding posture.

I know while on Olette and Colure C co 3rd
and 2nd platoon sent out response patrols
and went to a defensive posture many nights.
I have photos that I took proving they had
weapons pointing at us.


I know we sent in spot reports on
unauthorized ground vehicles, explosions,
work details and movement of unknown
personel outsise the the gate and fence line of
GPO and GPC.

Also, what about LTC Lewis always making
sure we understood that those soldiers on the
nothern side of the Z wou
ld kill you if your no focussed or prepared.






Entry: 6325 DMZ KOREA (CIB) BADGE AWARDED TO VETS.

DARRELL JENSEN wrote on November 13, 2012

Audubon Iowa


Comments:

I served in the Marines in Korea on the DMZ from June
1954 until May 1955. Am i entitled to the CIB ?





Entry: 6322 DMZ KOREA (CIB) BADGE AWARDED TO VETS.

GEORGET HUNT wrote on November 1, 2012

greenville TEXAS


Comments:



I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW HOW TO APPLY FOR MY CIB BADGE. I
ALREADY HAVE MY INJIM SCOUT BADGE. I WAS AT CAMP GREAVES
FROM DECEMBER 1972 TO JANUARY 1974. I DID PATROLS AND
GUARDED OULETTE AND COLLIER. DO I EVEN QUALIFY AND IF CAN IT
BE DONE ON LINE.
IF ANYONE KNOWS PLEASE E MAIL ME

GEORGE HUNT





Entry: 6309 DMZ KOREA (CIB) BADGE AWARDED TO VETS.

GEORGET HUNT wrote on October 15, 2012

greenville texas


Comments:


i WAS STATIONED AN CAMP GREAVES FROM DECEMBER 1972 TO
JANUARY 1974. I PATROLLED THE DMZ FENCE LINE AND OULLETTE
AND COLLIER FOR MONTHS . I ALSO DID SO MANY NIGHT AMBUSH
PATROLS I CAN'T CONT THEM ALL. I ALSO EARNED THE INJIM SCOUT
AWARD AND THE CIB FROM WHAT I HEARD . I WOULD LIKE BOTH OF
THESE MEDALS ON MY DD214 AND SENT TO ME AT 3602 AUSTIN ST
GREENVILLE TEXAS 75402. IF I AM SENDING THIS E-MAIL THEN
PLEASE LET ME KNOW WHICH ONE I NEED .

GEORGE W HUNT





Entry: 6286 DMZ KOREA (CIB) BADGE AWARDED TO VETS.

ERIC wrote on September 5, 2012

n/a n/a


Comments:

I submitted my paperwork today. Hopefully I will recieve
the badge before I pass away...lol.





Entry: 6285 DMZ KOREA (CIB) BADGE AWARDED TO VETS.

ERIC wrote on September 5, 2012


Comments:

The following information was taken from the Awards and
Decorations Branch of the US Army Human Resources Command
Website.

*The special requirements for award of the CIB that were in
effect for service on the DMZ in the Republic of Korea have
been rescinded. Army Veterans and service members who
served in Korea on or after 28 July 1953 and meet the
criteria for award of the CIB may submit an application (to
include supporting documentation) for award of the CIB to:

USAHRC
ATTN: AHRCPDPA, Dept 480
1600 Spearhead Division Avenue,
Fort Knox, KY 40122-5408-5408

Link: https://www.hrc.army.mil/TAGD/Awards%20and%
20Decorations%20Branch%20-%20Combat%20Infantry%20Badge%20CIB

When you get to the page you will see the intial
explanation of what the CIB badge is and how it is awarded.
After this narrative you will then see the dates authorized
and the conflicts/campaigns/operations soldiers had to
serve in and the dates served to qualify for the badge. The
fifth row down is where you will see the following for the
DMZ (Korea on the DMZ 4 January 1969 to 31 March 1994).
Further down the page you will then see the information I
posted above in regard to the required documentation you
will need to submit to prove you served on the DMZ and the
dates served.

Hope this helps and hopefully you will get your long
awaited badge.