Military Corps Patches

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Information extracted from the book
"US ARMY PATCHES"
by Barry Jason Stein
Used by permission


I Corps patch
I Corps

Worn from:  17 June 1922 - Current.

I Corps was organized in January 1918 in the Regular Army at Neufchateau, France.  The design of a white circle upon a black disc (originally a blue disc) was adapted during World War I as the shoulder - sleeve insignia for I Corps.

Campaigns:  World War I (Isle-de-France 1918, Champagne-Marne, Aisne-Marne, Champagne 1918, Lorraine 1918, St.-Mihiel, Meuse - Argonne), World War II (Papua, New Guinea; Luzon), Korean War (UN Defensive, UN Offensive, CCF Intervention, First UN Counteroffensive, CCF Spring Offensive, UN Summer-Fall Offensive, Second Winter, Summer-Fall 1952, Third Winter, Summer 1953).

Decorations:  Presidential Unit Citation -- Army (streamer embroidered Papua), Philippine Presidential Unit Citation  (streamer embroidered 17 October 1944 - 4 July 1945), Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation (streamer embroidered Korea).


II Corps patch
II Corps

Worn from:  13 January 1919 - 5 June 1970.

Organized in February 1918 in the Regular Army at Montreuil, France.  The roman numeral two indicates the unit's designation, while the (American) eagle and (British) lion show that the organization operated with the British in World War I.

Campaigns:  World War I (Somme Offensive), World War II (Algeria - French Morocco, Tunisia, Sicily, Naples-Foggia, Rome-Arno, North Apennines, Po Valley.


II Corps Arty patch
II Corps Arty

Worn from:  August 1940 - 1941.


II Corps Cav patch
II Corps Cav

Worn from:  August 1940 - 1941.


III Corps patch
III Corps
 


Worn from:  3 December 1918 - Current.

Organized May 1918 in the Regular Army at Mussy-sur-Seine, France.   Blue and white are the colors of corps' distinguishing flags, and the three points of the caltrop indicate the numerical designation of the corps.

Campaigns:  World War I (Aisne-Marne, Oise-Aisne, Meuse-Argonne, Champagne 1918, Lorraine, 1918), World War II (Northern France, Rhineland, Ardennes-Alsace, Central Europe).


IV Corps patch
IV Corps

Worn from:  28 December 1918 - 1 April 1968.

Organized June 1918 in the Regular Army at Neufchateau, France.  The composition of this design indicates the numerical designation of the unit; blue and white are colors of corps' distinguishing flags.

Campaigns:  World War I (St.-Mihiel, Lorraine 1918), World War II (Rome- Arno, North Apennines, Po Valley).


V Corps patch
V Corps


Worn from:  3 December 1988 - Current.  

Organized July 1918 in the Regular Army at Remiremont, France.  The pentagon represents the number of the corps, while blue and white are the colors associated with corps' flags.

Campaigns:  World War I (St.-Mihiel, Meuse-Argonne, Lorraine 1918), World War II (Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland, Ardennes-Alsace, Central Europe).

VI Corps patch
V Corps


Worn from:  June 1944 - 29 February 1968.

Organized during July and August 1918 in the regular Army at Neufchateau, France.  The numeral identifies the corps' designation, while blue and white are colors of distinguishing flags for corps

Campaigns:  World War I (Lorraine, 1918), World War II (Naples-Foggia, Anzio, Rome-Arno, Southern France, Rhineland, Ardennes-Alsace, Central Europe).


VII Corps patch
VI Corps

 


VII Corps2 patch
VII Corps2

 

VII Corps 3 patch
VII Corps 3

Worn from:  19 November 1918 - 11 July 1919.

Organized August 1918 in the regular Army at Remiremont, France.  The unit's designation is indicated by the arabic number seven.


VII Corps 4 patch
VII Corps 4

Worn from: 28 April 1944 - 15 April 1992.

Red, white, and blue are the national colors.  The seven-pointed star and the roman numeral seven indicate the corps' designation.

Campaigns:  World War I, World War II (Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland, Ardennes-Alsace, Central Europe), Armed Forces Expeditions (Saudi Arabia, Kuwait).


VIII Corps patch
VIII Corps

Worn from:  18 December 1918 - 1 April 1968.

Organized November 1918 in the Regular Army at Montigny-sur-Aube, France.  The octagon represents the number of the corps, and the colors blue and white are those associated with corps' flags. 

Campaigns:  World War II (Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland, Ardennes-Alsace, Central Europe).



IX Corps patch
IX Corps

Worn from:  29 October 1940 - 1994.

Organized November 1918 in the Regular Army at Ligny-en-Barrois, France.  The roman numeral nine identifies the unit.

Campaigns:  World War II (Asiatic-Pacific Theater), Korean War (UN Offensive, CCF Intervention, First UN Counteroffensive, CCF Spring Offensive, Summer-Fall Offensive, Second Winter, Summer-Fall 1952, Third Winter, Summer 1953).

Decorations:  Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citations (streamers embroidered Korea 1950, and Korea 1952 - 1953).


X Corps patch
X Corps

Worn from:  19 August 1942 - 31 March 1968.

Activated in May 1942 at Sherman, Texas.  The composition of this design uses the numerical designation of the unit; blue and white are the colors of corps' distinguishing flags.

Campaigns:  World War II (New Guinea, Leyte, Southern Philippines), Korean War (UN Defensive, UN Offensive, CCF Intervention, First UN Counteroffensive, CCF Spring Offensive, UN Summer-Fall Offensive, Second Winter, Summer-Fall 1952, Third Winter, Summer 1953).

Decorations:  Philippine Presidential Unit Citation (streamer embroidered 17 October 1944 - 4 July 1945), Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citations (streamers embroidered Inchon To Hung-nam, and Korea).

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