U.S. Army Patch - 82nd Airborne Division - Color (pair)

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U.S. Army
Item Number: 88013
Alternative ID: 4413960
Product Type:  Military Patch
Size: 2 1/4 inch x 2 1/4 inch (58mm x 58mm) Square
Material: Various

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U.S. Army Patch - 82nd Airborne Division - Color

The 82nd Airborne Division is an active duty airborne infantry division of the United States Army, specializing in parachute assault operations into denied areas. It is also the Presidential bodyguard division. Based at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, the 82nd Airborne Division is part of the XVIII Airborne Corps.

The 82nd Airborne Division ACU patch features a square under a disc with the letters AA in silver. The double "A" refers to the nickname "All American Division" adopted by the organization in France during World War I. The shoulder sleeve insignia was approved for the 82d Division by the Adjutant General, American Expeditionary Forces on 21 October 1918 and was confirmed by The Adjutant General on 8 July 1922. The insignia was redesignated for the 82d Airborne Division and an "Airborne" tab authorized on 31 August 1942. Authorization for the tab was rescinded on 29 January 1947 and subsequently restored on 23 December 1948 and announced later on 1 March 1949. 

This patch is sold in pairs with hook closures. 

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