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US Army 95th Infantry Division shoulder sleeve patch with a 9 on a Roman numeral V

Object | Accession Number: 2004.749.22

Shoulder sleeve insignia of the United States Army 95th Infantry Division, nicknamed the Victory Division, derived from the red, white, and blue badge with the Arabic numeral 9 and Roman numeral V for 5. The 95th landed in France on September 15, 1944, and by October had reached the Roselle River. On November 14th, the division joined the offensive drive on the city of Metz, which was secured on November 22nd, earning them the nickname Iron Men of Metz and the Bravest of the Brave. In April, the 95th liberated the German labor education camp in Perl and on April 7, 1945, discovered a prisoner of war camp with over 5000 French soldiers to whom they provided much needed food rations. The unit ended combat operations in Leipzig on VE Day, May 8th, and remained on occupational duty until returning to the US on July 29th to train for war in the Pacific. The division was demobilized soon after the war ended in Japan on August 15 and was inactivated on October 15, 1945.

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Record last modified: 2021-02-10 09:18:06
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