The 5th Army patch was worn from 7 April 1943 to Present.
The Fifth Army was under the command of General Mark Clark during World War II. The patch was redesigned to be more representative of the area in which the Fifth was formed. The outlined figure of a mosque representing Morocco, North Africa , where the army was formed. The flag colors of red, white and blue are self-explanatory. The letter "A" indicates "Army", and conforms, in general, to designs used by the First and Third United States Armies. The original shoulder sleeve insignia, approved January 26, 1927, was pentagon shaped with a white background and five red stars formed in a pentagon shape. The current design was originally approved on April 7, 1943.
Campaigns: World War II
Our 5th 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.