October 09, 2004


I agree with Greyhawk that it's time to reevaluate the Combat Infantryman's Badge.


Oh, crap. I'm still not used to the Gazette's new format with ten billion authors. My deepest apologies to John of Argghhh! for misatributing his work. In fact, I agree with John, since he was the one who wrote this post. I also loved Grim's anecdote in the comments section:

So I showed my wife this picture you lead off with tonight, hoping to teach her about the injustice you cite.

Pointing at the three guys sweeping the area with their rifles, I said, "Dear, do these look like infantry or cavalry to you?"

"Cavalry," she said.

"Really?" I asked. "What makes you say that?"

"Well, look how short they are!" she answered.

Posted by Sarah at October 9, 2004 10:10 AM

I really need to mention this in my posts when I guest-post on Mudville - you agree with John of Argghhh! I'm not sure that Greyhawk has a dog in this fight!

Posted by: John of Argghhh! at October 9, 2004 11:00 PM

Each branch should have its own combat badge. It can't be a CIB if its given to non-Infantry.

Posted by: Tanker Schreiber at October 11, 2004 04:59 PM