Military Infantry Division Patches

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Information extracted from the book
by Barry Jason Stein
Used by permission

Divisions either organized before or during World War I did not use the designation "infantry."  The re-designation of these divisions as infantry came sometime after World War I when the divisions' structure was reorganized to include specialists in a wide variety of functions.  A standard infantry division of the World War II era, for example, was designed for open warfare and, consequently, a pool of motor transport and artillery were assigned to them.  It was this combined-arms formation that gained permanent status.  Specialized combat or logistical support was provided by corps and army-level units.  Beside the infantry division, motorized and airborne divisions were formed as well as a light (truck) division, a light (jungle) division, and a mountain division.  The airborne division was initially a miniature version of the infantry division with the addition of a small antiaircraft battalion, one parachute, and two glider regiments.

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


93rd Inf Div patch
93rd Inf Div

Worn from:  30 December 1918 - 3 February 1946.

The Ninety-third Division (Provisional) was activated on 5 January 1918 at Camp Stuart, Virginia, with troops from the 185th and 186th Infantry Brigades.  It was formed of African American soldiers from all sections and was never completed before going to France in April 1918.  There, a provisional division was organized of the scattered units, and as a brigade it fought with the French army.  The division was reactivated as infantry on 15 May 1942 at Fort Huachuca, Arizona.  The helmet, known as a Casque Adrien, symbolizes the service of the regiments of the provisional Ninety-third Division with the French colonial division.

Campaigns:  World War II (New Guinea, Northern Solomon).

94th Inf Div patch
94th Inf Div

Worn from:  12 September 1923 - 15 September 1942.

Constituted 24 June 1921 in the Organized Reserves and organized in November 1921 at Boston, Massachusetts.  Ordered into active military service in September 1942 and reorganized at Fort Custer, Michigan.  The puritan with flintlock blunderbuss is representative of the history and tradition of Massachusetts, the area in which the division was originally located.

94th ARSC patch
94th ARSC

Worn from:  5 September 1942 - 22 December 1965.

Re-designated:  Ninety-fourth Army Reserve Command.  Worn from:  21 November 1991 - 1995.

Re-designated:  Ninety-fourth Army Regional Support Command.  Worn from:  1995 - Current.

The design was originally approved for the Ninety-fourth Division in 1942 to replace an earlier design that incorporated the silhouette of a puritan, bust in profile, with flintlock blunderbuss on shoulder.  The arabic numerals nine and four reflect the numerical designation of the unit.

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

95th Inf Div patch

  95th Inf Div

Worn from:  10 October 1922 - 15 July 1942.

In an elliptical shape, the monogram letters "OK" suggest the states of Oklahoma and Kansas from which personnel were drawn when the unit originally was organized in 1921.

95 Div Tng patch

95th Div Tng


Worn from:  29 August 1942 - 1 April 1949.

Re-designated:  Ninety-fifth Division Training.  Worn from:  1 April 1949 - Current.

The shape of the insignia, approved in 1942, is that of the Ninety-fifth Infantry Division.  The arabic numeral nine, interlaced with the roman numeral five, refers to the designation of the division.  The roman numeral for five, "V," also stands for victory.  Red, white and blue are the national colors.

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

96th ARSC patch
96th ARSC

Worn from:  10 June 1925 - 31 December 1965.

Re-designated:  Ninety-sixth Army Reserve Command.  Worn from:  22 April 1968 - 1995.

Re-designated:  Ninety-sixth Army Regional Support Command.  Worn from:  1995 - Current.

The Ninety-sixth Infantry Division was allocated after World War I to the states of Oregon and Washington, the only states in the continental United States never under European dominion.  The squares are made white and blue, two of the national colors.

Campaigns:  World War II (Leyte, [with arrowhead], Ryukyus).

Decorations:  Philippine Presidential Unit Citation (streamer embroidered 17 October 1944 - 4 July 1945).

97th ARCOM patch
97th ARCOM

Worn from:  22 September 1922 - 31 March 1946.

Re-designated:  Ninety-seventh Army Reserve Command.  Worn from:  23 August 1974 - Current.

Blue and white are representative of infantry, the unit's former designation; they also symbolize the blue lakes and white mountains of the area (Maine, Vermont, and New Hampshire) where the division was organized after World War I.  The prongs of the trident also allude to Maine, Vermont, and New Hampshire.  The 86th and 97th Divisions were the last two divisions to be deployed to the European theater during World War II.

Campaigns:  World War II (Central Europe).

98th Div Tng patch
98th Div Tng

Worn from:  26 June 1922 - 1 May 1959.

Re-designated:  Ninety-eighth Division Training.  Worn from:  1 May 1959 - Current.

The colors orange and blue are those of the Dutch House of Nassau; the head of an Iroquois chief with five feathers, representing the five Indian nations, symbolizes New York state where the division was organized.

Campaigns:  World War II (Asiatic-Pacific Theater).

99th ARSC patch
99th ARSC

Worn from:  5 December 1921 - 27 September 1945.

Re-designated:  Ninety-ninth Army Reserve Command.  Worn from:  23 August 1974 - 1995.

Re-designated:  Ninety-ninth Army Regional Support Command.  Worn from:  1995 - Current.

Organized in 1918 at Camp Wheeler, Georgia as the Ninety-ninth Division.  Black is symbolic of the iron district of Pennsylvania; the band of white and blue squares is adapted from the arms of William Pitt for whom the city of Pittsburgh was named.  The design was approved in 1923.

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

Decorations:  Cited in the Order of the Day of the Belgian Army for action along the Siegfried Line, cited in the Order of the Day of the Belgian Army for action along Elsenborn Crest, Belgian Fourragere (1940).

100th Div Tng patch

100th Div Tng

Worn from:  6 March 1923 - 10 January 1946.

Re-designated:  One Hundredth Division Training.  Worn from:  17 April 1959 - Current.

The blue shield represents infantry; the arabic numerals indicate the designation of the division.

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

100th Abn Div patch

100th Abn Div

Army Reserves

Worn from:  15 October 1946 - 12 May 1952.