The year 1985 marked the beginning of The Combat Infantryman’s Association. Three men, all World War veterans, each having earned the Combat Infantry Badge began discussing the possibility of having an “elite” organization. The three men, now known as the “Founding Fathers”, were Robert W. Wisccup, Paul N. Baker and Richard a Soeshee. They began with only their fortitude, drive and persistence to pave the way to our present.
There was very little monetary means available; so much of the early expenses came from the pockets of these three men. The Combat Infantrymen’s Association was formed and incorporated officially on 19 October 1990 in North Carolina.
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