WAR DEPARTMENT ISSUES A COMBAT MEDIC’S BADGE

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WAR DEPARTMENT ISSUES A COMBAT MEDIC’S BADGE

The War Department has authorized a badge for medics who have served with the medical detachments of Infantry regiments or smaller units since the war started. The award carries no additional pay at present, but there is a bill before Congress to give its winners the same $10-a-month extra paid to combat infantrymen. Medics up to and including captain are eligible. Regimental surgeons, regardless of rank, also can get it.

The badge is elliptical and of silver metal. It shows a litter, a Geneva cross, the striking snakes of the Medical Department caduceus and a wreath of oak leaves. It will be worn on the left breast above decorations and ribbons.



combat medics badge

WWII Combat Medic’s Badge. The WWII Badge was pin backed and was usually made out of Sterling Silver.

For More Reading on WWII Combat Medics Check Out:

Doc: Heroic Stories of Medics,Corpsmen,and Surgeons in Combat


Praise the Lord and Pass the Penicillin: Memoir of a Combat Medic in the Pacific in World War II




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