|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.