Paperwork is always be slow. I arrived at Charlie company middle of March. 1st real firefight was 3-4 weeks later. Seldom did we ever have a company formation when back in base camp, most of us were surprised when this set of orders was handed out.
At the time I did not realize that this award would be the only one that really meant something to me.
With the award we were handed a sterling silver CIB pin (I still the same pin from that day)