To differentiate 11th Air Assault Division sky soldiers from other Army units, General Kinnard had designed and established a special badge that his sky soldiers could wear as a mark of their airmobility expertise. This became the 11th Air Assault Division (Test) Air Assault Badge, first issued in the spring of 1964.
The 11th Air Assault Division Air Assault Badge was, and still is, an unauthorized badge. Regardless, many of those awarded the original Air Assault Badge still wear it today knowing they were first to do so and to most original sky soldiers this emblem remains a coveted badge worn with PRIDE!
Our Vietnam Air Assult Badge is a oxidized silver plated badge, 1 7/8 inches wide by 1 1/8 inches high. This
badge would be a great gift idea and a wonderful addition to your military collection.