To be able to wear the C.I.B.(Combat Infantry Badge) you had to serve in a combat area which is a little bit of hell at times. The C.I.B. is worn on the left side of your uniform above all other metals. Also, the C.I.B. has nothing to do with the 9th Div. unless you are in the 9th Div and can wear the C.I.B. Information by Robert Cashion
Flag Art by Jim Davis
John G. Bush
WWII Germany/Normandy/B. Buldge
Bobby Gray US Army 4 Yrs.
John L. Gray
Hubert M. Moore
2nd INDIANHEADS INF DIV
2nd Inf. Dividion
War World II As part of the build up for Operation Overlord, the Normandy invasion, the 2d Inf. Div. was transferred from Fort Sam Houston to Ireland in October 1943. On June 7, 1944, D Day +1, the division stormed ashore at bloody Omaha Beach. While other units were stalled by the determined German resistance, the Indianheads blasted through the hedgerows of Normandy. After a fierce, 39-day battle, the 2d Inf. Div. took the vital port city of Brest, which was liberated on Sept. 18, 1944. From positions around St. Vith, Belgium, and throughout the Battle of the Bulge, the 2nd Inf. Div. held fast, preventing the enemy from seizing key roads leading to the cities of Liege and Antwerp. Resuming the offensive on Feb. 6, 1945, the division joined the race to annihilate the fleeing Wehrmacht.
Charlie P. Davis
Since World War II, the old regiment numbers and battle honors have been
carried on to other battlefields. During the Vietnam War, despite the
prevalence of jungle terrain, ten cavalry squadrons and a cavalry regiment
saw combat. Air cavalry participated in the Grenada and Panama invasions.
Most recently, two armored cavalry regiments, two air cavalry squadrons,
and seven ground cavalry squadrons took part in Operation Desert Storm.
Today the US Cavalry is a complex and versatile force that carries out the
traditional missions of reconnaissance and security. There are five major
types of cavalry forces in the US Army: division light cavalry; division
armored cavalry; the armored cavalry regiment; and the light cavalry
regiment; and air cavalry. Each of these forces is designed to support
the reconnaissance and security needs of its parent division or corps.
T5 Frank Lindenmier (CBI) India, Engineers Photo from Mary Hodges, Lindenmier
SGT Hubert R. Moore
9th INF Division Octofoil "Old Reliables"
The Octofoil shoulder patch of the 9th Infantry Division dates
from the 15th Century when it was customary for each son in a
family to have an individual mark of distinction. Under the rules
of heraldry there are eight foils or positions. The Octofoil went
to the ninth son, symbolic of him being surrounded by eight brothers.
The symbolism of the Octofoil makes it a logical and correct
insignia for the 9th Infantry Division. The red quaterfoil of the
patch alludes to the Artillery, while the blue one represents the
The 9th Infantry Division arrived in Vietnam on 16 Dec 66 from
Ft Riley, KS and departed Vietnam for Ft Lewis, WA on 27 Aug 69.
9th Infantry Division ("Octofoil")
Maj. Gen. Louis A. Craig
39, 47, and 60 Infantry Regiments
26, 34, 60, and 84 Field Artillery Battalions
15 Engineer Combat Battalion
38 Cav Reconnaissance Squadron (attached)
746 Tank Battalion
376 and 413 Antiaircraft Artillery Automatic Weapons Battalions
The division fought in North Africa, Sicily, Normandy, and the Hurtgen Forest
SP/4 Ronnie Moore
8th TC GRP
1st LOG COMMAND
2nd Trans Co. Second to None
The 2nd Trans Co. was deactivated after WWII and then reactivated
in Vietnam. 2nd TC Medium Truck (18 wheeler) Phu Tai
Motor transport service in RVN was provided mainly by two transportation
Motor Transport Groups: the 48th Group, with headquarters at Long Binh,
operated in the southern area of the country; the 8th Group headquarters,
located at Qui Nhon, provided motor transport logistical support in the
vicinity of Duc Pho, Pleiku, and Dak To. The operations of both groups
encompassed local and line hauls and port clearance. My loads were JP/4, DF, Av gas, MO Gas, Misc.
Roger Dale Maple 2nd. BN 4th. ARTY. REGT. PVT US ARMY Vietnam b. JULY 8,1948 MAY 2,1971