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The Congressional Medal of Honor is the highest military decoration awarded for valor and is the only one approved by the U.S. Congress for presentation by the President of the United States, in the name of Congress.When was the Combat Infantry Badge created?
Combat Infantryman Badge. The Combat Infantry Badge was approved by the Secretary of War on 7 October 1943 and announced in War Department Circular 269 dated 27 October 1943. On 8 February 1952, the Chief of Staff, Army, approved a proposal to add stars to the Combat Infantryman Badge to indicate award of the badge in separate wars.What is the Combat Action Badge?
The Combat Action Badge is awarded by the United States Army to show special recognition to soldiers who have personally been in conflict during a combat operation. This award can be given only if the soldier is not eligible for the Combat Infantryman Badge or Combat Medical Badge.