Patrolling The Line
Infantryman Status

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      • Sample Display Recognition:
        Displayed below: Korea, "The Jamestown Line"
        All World War II, Korea and Vietnam "Lines" are available



        Who May Apply

        • Veteran recipients
        • Active Duty recipients
        • Family Members of recipients
        • Estate Inheritors

        Display Types

        You have four display types to choose from:
        Black & White (No Color)
        Heavy Bond Enclosure

        Heavy Bond Enclosure
        Colors: Regal, Black, Navy
        Trimmed in Appearance Gold

        Ready for Mantle or Shelf Display

        Issue Requirements
        You must submit the following:

      • An unaltered photocopy of your DD-214. If your DD-214 does not display information establishing your combat theater assignment and your military occupational professional capacity (or other information determined adequate by The Records Chief utilizing Army and Marine Corps patrol duty parameters) for combat patrol service, you must also provide, along with a copy of your DD-214, additional military-issued document(s) displaying your service actively or potentially engaging enemy forces while performing patrol duty regardless of your Military Occupation.
      • NOTICE

        This Display Recognition is available ONLY to authorized recipients who possess orders, or authorization form, or release documentation that confirms award eligibility. (See "Issue Requirements"). To obtain either a Display Medal or a Display Recognition for your authorized award you will be required to provide military-issued documentation authorizing your award. There are no exceptions.

        WARNING!
        You must NOT submit a military issued document or photocopy that:

        • has been altered in any way by you after
          the original's official issue
        • contains information or corrections or
          additions that you entered
        • lists awards or training you knowingly did not receive
        • contains highlighting, colorizing or other markings you entered

        Be advised that on request any knowingly fraudulent document sent by you will be released to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) that may result in prosecution and/or fine/imprisonment.

        Email Questions, or Phone / Fax: 1-562-422-4100

        Personnel Branch
        Processing and Delivery

        Style Admin Shipping Total
        Full Color .PDF (Printable) $7.50 Emailed $7.50
        Document only (Full Color) $14.00 $8.35 $22.35
        Heavy Bond Enclosure (Full Color) $19.00 $8.35 $27.35
        Printable Certificates on CD-Rom;
        Full Color
        (minimum 20 Certificates)
        $8.00 $8.35 By Count
        Printable Certificates on CD-Rom; Black&White
        (minimum 20 Certificates)
        $6.00 $8.35 By Count

      • Total/Shipping fees, above, apply to 50 U.S. states
      • Contact The War Library for international shipping cost
      • How to Apply

        You may apply for your Display Recognition using a...

      • Check Debit card (
      • Shipped within 1 week)
      • Charge card (
      • Shipped within 1 week)
      • Personal, Business, Bank or Cashiers Check ( Shipped in 6 weeks)
      • Money Order (
      • Shipped within 1 week)
      • (

      • Upon reception of required documentation)

        Complete and MAIL this APPLICATION FORM.
        Don't forget to include an unaltered COPY of your DD-214, WD AGO 53-55 or other pre-arranged document(s).

        DISPLAY RECOGNITION and/or MEDAL APPLICATION FORM

        Mailing Address

        Records Chief (REC-AMW)
        The American War Library
        817 East Via Carmelitos Ste 319
        Long Beach CA 90805-7549

        Questions?

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        Email: Patrolling The Line - Infantryman Status Display Recognition Inquiry

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        Patrolling The Line - Infantryman Status


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        Authorized for Service in a Combat Patrol capacity; actively or potentially engaging an enemy force as an infantryman on foot.


        KOREAN WAR LINES:

        • Line "D" - furthest CCF penetration into South Korea 5-29 Jan. 1951
        • Line Boston - south bank of Han River; southeast of Seoul in I Corps sector 18 Feb.-6 March 1951
        • Line Kansas - Eighth army Phase Line across Korea; north and south of 38th parallel 4-29 April 1951
        • Line Golden - I Corps Defensive Line north of Seoul, halting CCF spring offensive 29 April-19 May 1951
        • Line No Name - Eighth Army Defensive Line in IX and X Corps, halting CCF spring offensive 29 April-19 May 1951
        • Line Wyoming - I Corps Phase Line forward of Line Kansas, around 38th parallel 10 June-2 Oct. 1951
        • Line Wyoming - IX Corps Phase Line forward of Line Kansas, above 38th parallel 13 June-31 Oct. 1951
        • Line Kansas/Hays - X Corps Phase Lines above 38th parallel in X Corps sector 15 July-4 Oct. 1951
        • Line Jamestown - main battle position I Corps sector on western front 7 Oct. 1951-27 July 1953
        • Line Missouri - main battle position IX Corps sector on central front 23 Oct. 1951-27 July 1953
        • Line Minnesota - main battle position X Corps sector on eastern front - 15 Oct. 1951-27 July 1953
        • Line Wyoming - I Corps 10 June-3 Oct. 1951
        • Line Wyoming - IX Corps 13 June-31 Oct. 1951
        • Line Kansas/Hays - X Corps 15 July-15 Oct. 1951
        • Line Jamestown - 7 Oct. 1951-27 July 1953
        • Line Missouri - 23 Oct. 1951-27 July 1953
        • Line Minnesota - 16 Oct. 1951-27 July 1953
        • Operations from Line Wyoming 26 June-3 Oct. 1951
        • Line Wyoming - I Corps 1 July-3 Oct. 1951
        • Operation Doughnut - to seize dominating terrain of Sobang Mountains 1-4 July 1951
        • Raid on DIG and Kwijon-ni 3-8 Aug. 1951
        • Attack on Hills 272 and 487 - 18-19 Aug. 1951
        • Operation Citadel - to move MLR forward to OPLR 9-10 Sept. 1951
        • Operation Clean-up I - attempt to sweep enemy from front of position 18 Sept. 1951
        • Operation Clean-up II - to secure railroad running north from Uijongbu 29 Sept.-3 Oct. 1951

        DATES AND OPERATIONS OF KOREAN WAR LINES:

        Line Wyoming - IX Corps 26 June-21 Sept. 1951

      • Operation Cat and Dog - to destroy enemy positions and capture prisoners 26-28 June 1951
      • Attack on Hills 682 and 850 - 12-15 July 1951
      • Operation Cow Puncher - to secure Phase Line Utah forward of Line Wyoming - 2-3 Aug. 1951
      • Attack on Hills 658 and 851 - 31 Aug.-4 Sept. 1951
      • Operation Ohio-Sloan - to secure new positions on Line Wyoming - 8-12 Sept. 1951
      • Operation Cleaver - Tank/Infantry raid in The Iron Triangle 21 Sept. 1951
      • Operations from Line Kansas/Hays - X Corps 26 July-15 Oct. 1951
      • Line Kansas - 26 July-5 Sept. 1951

      • Attack on Hills 1059, 1100, 1120, and 1179 - 26-30 July 1951
      • Battle of Bloody Ridge (Ridge from Hill 900 to 983) - 27 Aug.-5 Sept. 1951
      • Line Hays - 9 Sept.-15 Oct. 1951

      • Attack on Hill 868 - 9 Sept.-12 Sept. 1951
      • First Battle of Heartbreak Ridge - 13-29 Sept. 1951
      • Second battle of Heartbreak Ridge - 5-6 Oct. 1951
      • Attack on Hills 851, 1220, and adjacent ridges - 7-15 Oct. 1951
      • Operations from Lines Jamestown, Missouri, and Minnesota - 16 Oct. 1951-24 July 1953
      • Line Jamestown - I Corps - 16 Oct. 1951-24 July 1953

      • Operation Polecharge - to secure three hill masses on Line 16-18 Oct. 1951
      • Attack on Hill 199 - 24-30 Oct. 1951
      • Defense of Hill 200 - 5-10 Nov. 1951
      • First battle of Porkchop Hill - 22-25 Nov. 1951
      • Operation Clam-up - cease activity to lure enemy patrols - 10-16 Feb. 1952
      • Operation Counter - to secure eleven key terrain features on Outpost Line 7-25 June 1952
      • First battle of Old Baldy - 26 June-17 July 1952
      • Second battle of Old Baldy - 17-22 July 1952
      • Third battle of Old Baldy - 1-4 Aug. 1952
      • Fourth battle of Old Baldy - 18-21 Sept. 1952
      • Defense of Outpost Kelly - 18-30 Sept. 1952
      • Fifth battle of Old Baldy - 23-26 March 1953
      • Third battle of Porkchop Hill (2nd battle fought by French Battalion) - 16-18 April 1953
      • Defense of Outpost Carson, Elko, and Vegas - 28-30 May 1953
      • Fourth battle of Porkchop Hill - 6-11 July 1953
      • Defense of Outpost Dale and Westview - 23-24 July 1953
      • Line Missouri - IX Corps 10 Feb.-4 Nov. 1952

      • Operation Clam-Up - cease activity to lure enemy patrols - 10-15 Feb. 1952
      • Operation Showdown - to secure Hill 598 - 14-27 Oct. 1952
      • Defense of Hill 391 - 24-28 Oct. 1952
      • Defense of Outpost Charlie and King - 28 Oct.-4 Nov. 1952
      • Line Minnesota - X Corps - 10 Feb.-4 Nov. 1952

      • Operation Clam-Up - cease activity to lure enemy patrols 10-15 Feb. 1952
      • Defense of Heartbreak Ridge area - 6-7 Sept. 1952
      • Defense of Heartbreak Ridge area - 3-4 Nov. 1952
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