United States Army Miniature Airborne Glider Badge (World War II)
Criteria: The Glider Badge of the United States Army was first created in June 1944. The award was intended to recognize those members of the Army who had been trained in glider assault tactics and was presented upon completion of a combat glider flight into enemy held territory. The badge was considered a successor decoration to the Glider Pilot Badge. Following the end of World War II, the Glider Badge was authorized to any service member who had completed glider or airborne unit training at the Airborne Department of Infantry School. The glider badge was also award during the Korean War and Vietnam War to any service member who performed a combat glider assault into enemy territory. In the 1980s, the Glider Badge was declared obsolete due in part to the decline of glider warfare.
© 2016 USAMM. All Rights Reserved