23rd Infantry Division Subdued Shoulder Patch
The Twenty-Third Infantry Division ( Americal ) Patch was worn from 20 December 1943 to 12 December 1945, and from 1 December 1954 to 29 November 1971.
The 23rd Division was activated in May 1942 in New Caledonia. The division was named for the American troops ("Amri") who formed their unit in New Caledonia ("Cal"). The four white stars on the blue field are symbolic of the Southern Cross under which the organization has served. The shoulder sleeve insignia was originally approved for the Americal Division on 20 Dec 1943. It was redesignated for the 23d Infantry Division on 4 Nov 1954.
Campaigns: World War II, Vietnam.
Decorations: Navy Presidential Unit Citation for Guadalcanal, Philippine Presidential Unit Citation. Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm 1969-1971.
Our 23rd Division Subdued Patch is a regulation 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.
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