3rd Infantry Division Subdued Shoulder Patch
The 3rd Infantry Division Patch was worn from 24 October 1918 to Present.
The Third Division was organized in 1917 at Camp Greene, North Carolina and arrived in France in 1918. The three white stripes of the insignia are symbolical of the three major operations in which the division participated during World War I. The blue field symbolizes the loyalty of those who placed their lives on the altar of self-sacrifice in defense of the American ideals of liberty and democracy.
This insignia was originally approved on 24 Oct 1918 for the 3rd Division, amended to correct the wording of the description on 11 Oct 1922 and redesignated with an amendment to include the border in the description for the 3rd Infantry Division on 15 May 1964.
Campaigns: World War I, Campaigns: World War I, European Theater of Operations, World War II Victory Medal, National Defense Medal, Korean Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal For Korea, Republic of Korea War Service Medal,Gulf War-Desert Storm-Southwest Asia Service Medal, Kuwai Liberation Medal from Saudi Arabia, Kuwait Liberation Medal from Kuwait, Iraq Campaign.
Decorations: Army Presidential Unit Citation, French Coiix de Guerre with Palm World War II, French Croix de Guerre World War II Fourragere. Republic of Korea presidential Unit Citation, Chryssoun Aristion Andrias-Korea.
Our 3rd 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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