The 1st Army Patch was worn from 7 March 1949 to Present.
The United States First Army was organized at La Ferte-sous-Jouarre, France, in August of 1918, under the command of General John J. Pershing. The red and white of the background are the colors used in flags for Armies. The letter "A" represents "Army" and is also the first letter of the alphabet suggesting "First Army." A black letter "A" was approved as the authorized insignia by the Commanding General, American Expedition Force, on November 16, 1918 and approved by the War Department on May 27, 1922. The background was added on November 17, 1950.
Campaigns: World War I, World War II
Our 1st Army patch is a regulation, full color, embroidered military patch. This is the same patch that is supplied to the U.S. Army, Army National Guard, Army Reserve units, and sold in the Army Post Exchanges. This patch would be a great gift idea and a wonderful addition to your patch collection.