Division 5 Headquarters In Oklahoma Dedicates New CIB Monument
VETERANS DAY, 11 NOV 2007, IT WAS ON A SUNDAY, THE FOLLOWING MONDAY,12 NOV 2007, THE MBRS OF H I I OK (ADA) DEDICATED A MONUMENT TO ALL COMBAT VETERANS WHO HAD BEEN AWARDED THE CIB. SIR, ONE THING WE ARE VERY PROUD OF AND IT IS THIS-----AT THE TOP OF THIS MONUMENT IS THE MISSION STATEMENT OF THE INFANTRY, "CLOSE WITH AND DESTROY THE ENEMY BY FIRE AND MANEUVER OR HAND TO HAND TO COMBAT", BELOW THAT IS A REPLICA OF THE CIB. TO THE BEST OF MY KNOWLEDGE I DON'T BELIEVE ANY OF THE OTHER MONUMENTS THAT I HAVE SEEN MENTION ANY THING SPECIFIC ABOUT THE MISSION OF THE "INFANTRY SOLDIER". IN EARLY DECEMBER 2013, I SENT A VIDEO OF THIS MONUMENT, WHICH CONTAINED PICTURES OF MYSELF (CDR) AND JACK JONES (XO) OF H I I OK (ADA) TO LARRY ECKARD AND IT WAS PUBLISHED ON PAGE 16 OF THE JANUARY 2014 ISSUE OF THE BLUE BADGE. YES, IT TOOK SEVEN YEARS FOR THE PICTURE OF THIS MONUMENT TO GET PUBLISHED IN THE BB. THE REASON??? WE ARE NOT CONSIDERED TO BE LOUD SINGERS IN CHURCH. WE JUST TAKE 30" STEPS, RENDER THE PROPER HAND SALUTE AND TRY OUR BEST TO DO THE JOB(S) ASSIGNED TO US.
CDR - CIA - 5TH DIV
New Official Ohio Monument Dedicated On July 5, 2014 In Sunbury, Ohio. National Commander Jerry Jodrey & State Commander Chris Callen And The Ohio CIA Board, As Well As The Sunbury Mayor, Tommy Hatfield And Other Village Digataries Were In Attendance.
This statue currently stands outside the Iraqi palace, now home to the 4th Infantry Division and will eventually be shipped home and put in the memorial museum in Fort Hood, Texas. The statue was created by an Iraqi artist named Kalat, who for years was forced by Saddam Hussein to make the many hundreds of bronze busts of Saddam that dotted Baghdad. Kalat was so grateful for the Americans liberation of his country; he melted 3 of the heads of the fallen Saddam and made the statue as a memorial to the American soldiers and their fallen warriors. Kalat worked on this memorial night and day for several months. To the left of the kneeling soldier is a small Iraqi girl giving the soldier comfort as he mourns the loss of his comrade in arms. Why don’t we hear about this in the news? Is it because it is heart warming and praise worthy?Read more...
National Monument Site Improvements
If your request for a brick paver around our National CIB Monument at the Charles George VA Hospital in Asheville, NC was recieved by me before October, 2010, it was installed, along with 550 other pavers.
New installations will be made during the summer and fall of 2011 as we recieve 50 or more donations and paver requests.
We need 200 or more to fill our space. Remember you may buy bricks “in honor of”, “in memory” of family, friends and/or military buddies. It is a great tribute to those living or dead. Please encourage others to participate.
Contact: Ray T. Dunn, 490 Mountaineer Road, Whittier, NC , 28789 Phone: 828-497-6374Read more...
ERNIE PYLE (WWII War Correspondent) once wrote:
“Remember the American Combat Infantryman,
The wind, rain and mud boys.
The guys NO WAR can be won without! “
If you look closely at the back of our new CIB Monument in Asheville, North Carolina you will see that quote by ERNIE engraved there. Thanks to our Past National CIA Commander Jack Wagner who had this quote placed on the back side
On this date back in 1945 this war correspondent was killed by Japanese gunfire off Okinawa. He was 44 years young. If you have been to the PUNCHBOWL on the island of OAHU, HAWAII you would know that Ernie rests there. My dear friend Bud Strople was very close by on that particular date when Ernie was killed.
I just wanted to share this bit of history with you all.
Dan StankoffRead more...
Dear Commanders, Trustees and Staff;
A-1-1-KS has been working with the State of Kansas in erecting a monument to honor all combat veterans in Gage Park Memorial, Topeka, KS. The project has been approved and was dedicated on Veteran’s Day 2011. This Park has numerous monuments and gardens honoring veterans. Americanism lives in this part of the United States! Proof of being awarded the CIB is required if you want a CIB engraved on your brick. This is open to all Branches of the Service, veterans, active duty, family members “in memory of”, etc.
For more detailed information DOWNLOAD HERE
The Order Form for the Bricks: DOWNLOAD HERE
The Order Form to be a Sponsor: DOWNLOAD HERE
Combat Infantrymen’s Association A-1-1-KS Membership Form: DOWNLOAD HERE
In addition to regular membership we welcome Individual and Business Support members. Support members can help with the overall operations of our individual units and promotion of our Association. Although they cannot vote or be elected to office they offer great support to our local units. Many members sign up their family and close friends as Support members.