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US 1969 Badge, Qualification, Subdued, Combat, Infantryman, 1st Award.

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    G'day all

    Figured I'd post this one up, to show one in the original packaging
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    Last edited by reneblacky; 11-18-2018 at 02:24 AM.
    Regards
    René

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    René

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    Heya, curious as to why they started making the CIBs in the Matte Black? If I recall correctly it is for wear on their “fatigues.” I’m curious as to why? Maybe they don’t get as scuffed up as the silver and blue CIB?

    Regards Caleb
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    Quote by SirCaleb View Post
    Heya, curious as to why they started making the CIBs in the Matte Black? If I recall correctly is if for wear on their “fatigues.” I’m curious as to why? Maybe they don’t get as scuffed up as the silver and blue CIB?
    For reasons of camouflage. You don't want to wear badges with shiny reflective parts and bright colors in the field.

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    Exactly as Andreas stated. In the presence of reconnaissance and or sniper elements, as much concealment of unit information and make up as can be achieved is good. Subdued rank in the field helps prevent identification and elimination of command individuals from the unit. Also helpful to eliminate are the veterans of combat, as a CIB would indicate.

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    Only makes sense. Though, I wasn't aware they wore these CIBs in combat. Interesting! Thanks for the input Carpediem and HPL!
    Regards Caleb

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    Not necessarily combat, the "front" in general is a dangerous place. Especially in a situation of guerilla combat where the "front" could be anywhere at anytime.

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    so, more of a preventative measure on the U.S.A's part, since they could be under attack at anytime, especially since this is a Vietnam Era CIB?

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    Pretty much, and they still wear subdued insignia today.

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