Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Armed Forces Insignia

Shoulder insignia, the brightly colored designs worn on the left sleeve below the shoulder to denote division, corps, armies, or organizations within the U.S. Armed Forces, express a warmth and a fraternity which men of all services known from experience. Originated by the 81st Division in 1918, the cloth patches were soon officially recognized for their value in building morale.

I found this document in my mother-in-law personal papers after she passed away. Thank you Stephanie for saving this.

Source: Sunday August 1, 1954, The Philadelphia Inquirer