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U.S. Army Patch - 101st Airborne Division - Full Color (pair)

Officially Licensed Product of the
U.S. Army
Item Number: 88004
Alternative ID: 4414300
Product Type:  Military Patch
Size: 2 3/8 inch x 2 1/2 inch (60mm x 62mm) Crest
Material: Various
Price: $5.65

U.S. Army Patch – 101st Airborne Division - ACU - Full Color

The 101st Airborne Division—nicknamed the "Screaming Eagles"—is a U.S. Army modular light infantry division trained for air assault operations. During World War II, the division was renowned for its role in Operation Overlord, Operation Market Garden, the liberation of the Netherlands, and action during the Battle of the Bulge. 

The 101st Airborne Division ACU patch features a shield depicting the head of a bald eagle. The design is based on one of the Civil War traditions of the State of Wisconsin, this State being the territory of the original 101st Division. The eagle alludes to "Old Abe," the famous war eagle carried into combat during the Civil War by the 8th Wisconsin Infantry Regiment. The shoulder sleeve insignia was originally approved for the 101st Division on 23 May 1923. It was redesignated for the 101st Airborne Division on 28 August 1942. It was redesignated for the 101st Air Cavalry Division on 5 August 1968. The insignia was redesignated for the 101st Airborne Division (Airmobile) on 10 September 1968. It was amended to update the description and correct the symbolism on 8 February 2006.

This patch is sold in pairs with hook closures.

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