World War II 3rd Armored Division Patch

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Made in:
United States
Organization(s):
Materials:
Fabric
Color:
Black, Red, Yellow, Blue
Method of Coloring:
Embroidered
Shape:
Triangle
Distribution:
All soldiers of the division
Inscription(s):
3
Represents:
Military, Military -> Army
Elements:
Width / Diameter:
3.75 in
Height:
3.75 in
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Forming the basic pattern of the insignia are three equal segments of yellow, red and blue.  The yellow, on top, represents the cavalry, the blue in the lower left hand part of the triangle represents the infantry, and the red in the lower right the artillery.
 
Superimposed on the three equal sized torques is the insignia of the Seventh Cavalry Brigade (Mechanized), one of the first mechanized units of the new Army.  The combination of the insignia of the old tank battalions and the cavalry brigade is symbolic merging of those arms as the progenitors, or parent organizations of the Armored Force.
 
The Seventh Cavalry Brigade's insignia is a tank track, representing mobility  and armored protection, a cannon running diagonally across the tank track, representing fire power, and a red bolt of lightning, representing shock action.
 
The cannon and tank track, outlined n black, represent a general's command - in this case the command of Major General Walton H. Walker.
 
The "3" at the top represents the Third Armored Division.
 
The patch, in addition to being worn on the left shoulder of the blouse, or coat, is worn on the left breast of the field jacket.

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Added by: Joschik
Last edit by: Pat
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