Bio: White, William C. (Combat Badge - 29 Nov 1966)


Surnames: White

----Source: THORP COURIER (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) 29 Dec 1966

The coveted and respected Combat Infantryman's Badge was awarded in Vietnam Nov. 29, 1966 to Army Private First Class William C. White, 21, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence White, Route 3, Box 77A, Greenwood (Clark Co.), Wis.

White is assigned as an ammunition bearer in Company C., 3rd Battalion of the 4th Infantry Division's 8th Infantry.

Combat Infantryman's Badges were first awarded during World War II. A star was added for those who served in front line combat in Korea too. Should a veteran of both World War II and Korea again be awarded the badge, it would be topped with two stars.

At least 30 days in contact against hostile forces in Vietnam is required in order to be elgible for the award.

White entered the Army in Dec. 1965 and was stationed at Ft. Lewis, Wash., before arriving overseas in October 1966.



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