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Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by windpoint, Feb 9, 2020.
What is the requirement for a CIB? What other awards does he have on his chest ribbons?
Please remember that Benedict Arnold was a well respected general in the American army, decorations up the ying-yang, before he sold out the country. It’s not what you’ve done, it’s what you’ve done lately.
A Wikipedia search will reveal the answers you seek.
He took a crap under attack.
Over on the other Vindman thread, I listed the ribbons he was wearing. Pretty much, Combat Infantryman Badge. Purple Heart, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal (4x), Army Achievement Medal (2x); National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Service Medal, Army Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korea Defense Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon. About a typical spread of ribbons for an officer with 15 or so years of service behind him.
Basically fighting in active ground combat will do it.
"One aw s*** can erase one thousand attaboys."
Obama's deserter Bowe Bergdahl had the Combat Infantrymen's Badge and ten service bars.
He had the Army Good Conduct Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal, the Global War on Terror Service Medal, the Army Service Ribbon, and the Overseas Service Ribbon. His lawyers were trying to get him the Purple Heart and the Prisoner of War medal. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bowe_Bergdahl#Military_awards
I actually have a couple of " attaboys " somewhere from my SAC days. I'll see if I can dig them up.
Must be stagflation; back then the going rate was 100 to 1.
Disclaimer! I have no idea if this is accurate or not (I never served): but I was told recently [last week] by a former Green Beret, all you had to do is fly over an active combat zone to qualify for theater ribbons.
A cib means he was in an area where some shooting was happening. It doesn't mean he was directly involved in combat, which he may have been. Typically, officers would get their "ticket punched" by visiting a unit that was in combat or was receiving some fire, so they could be awarded the cib. A lot of officers were in the heat of battle, and earned everything they received. Others, like Kerry for instance, literally put himself in for awards and was granted them. It all boils down to integrity. Kerry had none (as his swift boat team mates attested to). Vindman I don't know. I do know he was a holdover from the Obama administration and liked by Obama, so that tells me a lot.
Why are Vindman threads getting locked?
Timothy McVeigh had quite a few medals too.
No matter how famous you are,you will always be remembered by your last bad act!
Fox News reported that Vindman's PH was awarded for being wounded during fighting in the Fallajah battle in Iraq.
And I was in such a good mood, oh well, he'll get his sooner or later.
I'm not sure I understand. What did he do wrong?
They inevitably turn political.
The OP should have opened it in the Political Forum.