The 8th army patch was worn from 1944 to Present.
The United States Eighth Army was activated June 1944 at Memphis Tennessee. During World War II the "Amphibious Eighth" made fifty-two beach assualts on islands across the Pacific. Red and white are the colors used to distinguish the flags of Armies. The white cross pattee divides the octagon into eight areas representing the numerical designation of the Army. The insignia was approved on 10 May 1944.
Campaigns: World War II, Korean War
Decorarions: Philippine Presidential Unit Citation, Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation.
Our 8th 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.