U.S. Army Patch - US Army Europe - ACU (pair)

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U.S. Army
Item Number: 88038
Alternative ID: 4412679V
Product Type:  Military Patch
Size: 2 1/2 inch x 3 1/4 inch (63mm x 84mm) Shield
Material: Various
Price: $13.10
 
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U.S. Army Patch - US Army Europe - ACU

Headquartered in Clay Kaserne, Germany, United States Army Europe is an Army Service Component Command responsible for the continuous oversight and control of ground operations throughout the United States European Command Area of Responsibility.

The Department of Army Staff Support patch features a black shield representing the darkness of oppression. The sword of liberation with rising flames represents justice by which the enemy power will be broken. The sky above the sword represents a state of peace and tranquility to be restored to the enslaved people by the United Nations. The shoulder sleeve insignia was originally approved for the Supreme Headquarters, Allied Expeditionary Forces on 13 December 1944. It was designated for Headquarters, U.S. Forces, European Theater and revised to change the background color from black to dark blue on 2 August 1945. It was designated for the European Command on 23 June 1947. The insignia was designated for United States Army Europe on 7 November 1952. It was amended to include the specific shade of orange in the description on 22 July 1970. It was cancelled effective 16 July 2009. The insignia was reinstated for United States Army Europe on 7 July 2009, revoking the cancellation. The insignia was cancelled effective 17 April 2010. It was reinstated on 21 January 2011.

This patch, meant to be worn on the Army Combat Uniform, is sold in pairs with hook closures.

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