Joseph C. Donkle

Staff Sergeant Joseph C. Donkle, son of Mrs. Elizabeth Donkle of Verona, WI, has been cited by his Armored Infantry Battalion of the 1st Armored Division and awarded the Combat Infantryman Badge for actual participation in combat against the enemy with Lieutenant General Mark W. Clark's Fifth Army in Italy.

Standards for the badge are high. The decoration is awarded to the Infantry soldier who has proved his fighting ability in combat. The handsome badge consists of a silver rifle, set against a background of infantry blue, enclosed in a silver wreath.