John, most of the guys in my outfit were awarded
their CIB at a deactivation ceremony in Tokyo in 1951. I was evacuated in Dec.
1950, and was reassigned to the Japan Logistical Command at Camp Chickamaugua,
so I missed out on the ceremony. I was never issued mine. I bought one at the
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Sent: Wednesday, September 10, 2003 11:18
Subject: The CIB and its worth
For those of us who have the award of the CIB and it was
issued in 1950 or so, I found out that a badge from that time sells for around
It is because the old ones from WW II and Korea are solid
sterling silver and the later issues are I think 1/20 sterling, there for are
only worth a few bucks to collectors.
Collectors of military items are
hot after the old badges for their collections, so hang on to yours if it is
from the time of WW II and or Korea.
I still have the one issued to me
on 7 March 1951 and is worth more to me for what I went through, then to
sell it for a few bucks.