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Lionel Francis Pinn, Jr. (#46845107)
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Bio Photo Lionel's is an amateur genealogist, family historian, writer and lover all things family. Please feel free to contact if you have any questions about his entries.
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Francisco I. Cardozo
Hello. I don't think that this is the Francis Cordozo that you are looking for. The dates, location and name do not match. What do you think?
Added by Janet on Jul 18, 2014 10:48 AM
Robert Fowler
RE: Thank You Mr. Fuller
And now one more coincidence. My grandfather and his parents and siblings were all from Walker County, Georgia.
Added by Robert Fowler on Mar 28, 2013 2:40 PM
Robert Fowler
RE: Thank You Mr. Fuller
If I were you, I would hit the edit button on your fathers site and request it be transferred to you. You would have no problem getting it transferred and I would put in his bio his book Title, ISBN number, etc.
Added by Robert Fowler on Mar 28, 2013 2:22 PM
Robert Fowler
RE: Thank You Mr. Fuller
I checked amazon and they do have a copy there. It sounds like something I would be interesting in reading. Something else popped up from that too. Another findagraver, Stephen Carfaro, 47144923 and I are putting all of these heroes in one virtual cemetery. I had this virtual cemetery with only one entry for years until Stephen came along with some good links, etc. The thing that popped up is that the only one I had in there for years was a Kiowa Indian. I know there is at least one more Native American we have already found but his name slips my mind at this time. I am a bit over halfway going through my first pass on findagrave to locate these guys (several are still with us). We have been working on this a couple of weeks now and once I complete that pass, I will do a second pass with some more obscure data mining techniques I use. I did much the same thing with my brothers unit in Vietnam, which had the highest casualty number of any battalion and I found all but 2. (330 total) By the way, Steve Carfaro's father is also a triple CIB recipient.
Added by Robert Fowler on Mar 28, 2013 2:09 PM
Robert Fowler
RE: Thank You Mr. Fuller
Mr Pinn, I have read and reread the criteria for award of the CIB and subsequent awards of it and my interpretation of this is that any awards given for Iraq/Afghanistan, etc is all inclusive as being given for the "War on Terror and Operation Enduring Freedom". In other words, a soldier would not be awarded a CIB for combat actions in Iraq and a subsequent award for combat actions in Afghanistan. Only one CIB would be authorized. It is my opinion that under current Army regulations, there will be no further awards of the CIB 2 stars. This is a quote from the Army Infantry Museum at Fort Benning, where a plaque lists the receipients of the CIB 2 stars, "Although many men served long tenures in the Army, not all found themselves in a shoot back situation that also met the other requirements for award of the CIB. There are publicly known to be 324 men who have received three Combat Infantryman Badges. These men would have had to have seen combat in World War II, the Korean Conflict (sic), and the Vietnam Conflict (sic). The War on Terrorism (Afghanistan, Operation ENDURING FREEDOM) and (Iraq, Operation IRAQI FREEDOM) are also qualifying periods for award of one CIB. Hypothetically a twenty-year-old Soldier in 1953, who also fought in Vietnam. would have to have a fifty-year career to be eligible in 2003 for a third CIB. In 2009 the museum opened in its new location off of Fort Benning and the exhibit showing the list has not been re-established. Plans for it to be included in some way are being developed."

Given this, I believe the accomplishments of your father and the others on that plaque are not going to be seeing any additional members in the forseeable future, in my opinion. Operation Enduring Freedom and the War on Terror has and will bring awards of the Medal of Honor, Combat wards for women on the front lines, etc., but I highly doubt it will produce another recepient of the CIB with 2 Stars.

I think your fathers CIB accomplishments will remain in rare air for years to come, personally.
Added by Robert Fowler on Mar 28, 2013 1:48 AM
Robert Fowler
Your Father
First of all, I love the picture you posted of your father. He must have been quite a character. I placed a rememberance on his site today noting that he is only one of 325 US Army Soldiers ever entitled to wear the Combat Infantry Badge with 2 Stars. I am sure you are very proud of him and I certainly appreciate his service.
Added by Robert Fowler on Mar 27, 2013 10:22 AM
Gayle Ormes Hawthorne
Robert Pinn
I was asking about Robert Pinn's marriage to Emily Manzilla. She is a relative of mine and wanted to know if you had any info on Emily Manzilla or their daughter Grace Pinn. Thanks for your response.
Added by Gayle Ormes Hawthorne on Jun 08, 2010 12:22 AM
Gayle Ormes Hawthorne
Robert Pinn
I was inquiry if you are a relative of his. I know of Robert as marrying Emily Manzilla. Are you Related?
Added by Gayle Ormes Hawthorne on Mar 07, 2009 9:08 AM

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