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U.S. Rep. Troy Nehls defends military record amid badge scandal

Nehls is underfire for wearing a combat service badge that the Army revoked and removed from his service record last year.

U.S. Rep. Troy Nehls, Richmond, smokes a cigar as he exits the U.S. Capitol in Washington D.C. after a motion to vacate House Speaker Mike Johnson failed a procedural vote.

The Combat Infantryman Badge, or CIB. To qualify for the CIB, a soldier must be an infantryman or Green Beret, be serving in those roles at the time of the award, and engage an enemy in direct ground combat.
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