There are a lot of honors that a person can attain in life ? military decorations, degrees, sports medals, and academic awards. They all have significant meaning and should all be treasured. Only one stands out above the rest however and delivers a very simple message easily recognized by those who would value it: I have met the enemy in combat as an infantryman. The wearer of the Combat Infantryman?s Badge isn?t claiming he is a hero, a tough guy, or better than anyone else. He is simply paying homage to the fraternity of brothers who have braved the two-way-range so that others may live never knowing that fear or stress. The front of the shirt features a faded metallic CIB. The back features the Socrates?s definition of Courage: He is a man of courage who does not run away, but remains at his post and fights against the enemy.