Military Corps Patches

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

The headquarters above the division is the corps.  A corps consists of a corps headquarters, corps troops, and such divisions as may be assigned to it.  The corps headquarters is designed so that a single commander can coordinate and control the combat operations of two or more divisions.


XX Corps patch
XX Corps

Worn from:  4 December 1943 - 5 June 1970.

Activated in September 1942 at Camp Young, California as the IV Armored Corps, the XX was reorganized and re-designated in October 1943.  Blue, red, and yellow are the colors associated with the main arms of the corps: infantry, artillery, and cavalry, while the crampons represent the gripping and tenacious character the corps displays in its missions.  The figures convey the number of the corps.

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

 

XXI Corps patch
XXI Corps

Worn from:  3 April 1944 - 5 June 1970.

The crossed arrows are representative of the fighting power of the organization, the acorn is indicative of strength, and the four-leaf clover represents good fortune.

Campaigns:  World War II (Rhineland, Ardennes-Alsace, Central Europe)

XXII Corps patch
XXII Corps

Worn from:  6 April 1944 - 20 January 1946.

Activated in December 1943 at Camp Polk, Louisiana.  Blue and white are colors of corps' distinguishing flags, and the pheon is representative of power and strength.

Campaigns:  World War II (Rhineland, Central Europe), Vietnam (Counteroffensive and Phases II/III/IV/V/VI/VII, Tet and Tet/69 Counteroffensives, Summer-Fall 1969, Winter-Spring 1970).

Decorations:  Meritorious Unit Commendations (streamers embroidered Vietnam 1966 - 1967; Vietnam 1967 - 1969; Vietnam 1969; and Vietnam 1969 - 1971), Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm (streamer embroidered Vietnam 1970), republic of Vietnam Civil Action Honor Medal First Class (streamer embroidered Vietnam 1969 - 1970).


XXIII Corps patch
XXIII Corps

Worn from:  3 April 1944 - July 1950.

Activated in January 1944 at Camp Bowie, Texas.  Blue and white are colors of corps' distinguishing flags.  The arrows represent the strength of the organization.  The two divisions of the oval and the three arrows represent the numerical designation of the corps.

Campaigns:  World War II (European-African-Middle Eastern theater).

XXIV Corps patch
XXIV Corps

Worn from:  14 August 1944 - 30 June 1972.

Activated in April 1944 at Fort Shafter, Hawaii.  Blue is symbolic of loyalty and freedom and, together with the heart, attests to the "true blue" attributes of the corps.

Campaigns:  World War II (Leyte, Ryukyus), Vietnam (Tet Counteroffensive, Counteroffensive Phase IV/V/VI/VII, Summer-Fall 1969, Winter-Spring 1970, Sanctuary Counteroffensive, Consolidation I and II, Cease-Fire).

Decorations:  Philippine Presidential Unit Citation (streamer embroidered 17 October 1944 - 4 July 1945), Meritorious Unit Commendations (streamers embroidered Vietnam 1968; Vietnam 1968 - 1970; Vietnam 1970 - 1971;Vietnam 1971 - 1972), Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm (streamer embroidered Vietnam 1971)


XXXI Corps patch
XXXI Corps

Date approved:  3 August 1944.

BBlue and white are corps colors.  The numerical designation of the unit is indicated by the three arrows meeting in one place; three in one or thirty-one.


XXXIII Corps patch
XXXIII Corps

Date approved:  7 July 1944.

Blue and white are corps colors.  Three blue arrowheads and three white arrowheads form the unit's designation, thirty-three.

 

XXXVI Corps patch
XXXVI Corps
 

Worn from:  17 October 1944 - 12 July 1950.

Activated in July 1944 at Fort Riley, Kansas.  The three parts of the trefoil and the six points of the geometric figure represent the numerical designation of the organization.  The corps colors as well as the national colors are represented.

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