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US Army 36th Infantry Division shoulder sleeve patch with a T monogram on a light blue field

Object | Accession Number: 2000.561.3

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    US Army 36th Infantry Division shoulder sleeve patch with a T monogram on a light blue field

    Overview

    Brief Narrative
    Shoulder sleeve insignia of the United States Army 36th Infantry Division, known as the Texas or Arrow Head Division, and as well as the Lone Star or Panther Division. The arrowhead shaped blue badge wit a green T represents the National Guard troops from Oklahoma and Texas who formed the unit when it was established in 1917. The 36th landed in North Africa on April 13, 1943. In early September, the unit entered combat in the Italian campaign, suffering severe losses. The 36th had the ninth highest casualty rate of any Army Division in World War II. On August 14, 1944, the Division was redeployed to France, and advanced into Bavaria in late December. On April 30, 1945, the 36th liberated a subcamp of the Kaufering concentration camp system, a complex of Dachau subcamps in the Landsberg area. The unit had crossed into Austria when Germany surrendered on May 7. The Division was assigned occupational duties and returned to the US on December 15, 1945, and inactivated the same day.
    Date
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    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection

    Physical Details

    Classification
    Military Insignia
    Category
    Badges
    Physical Description
    Arrowhead shaped military shoulder patch machine embroidered on white netting with a green T embroidered on a light blue field. The arrowhead has a notched top and points downward; the edges are scalloped and have an embroidered blue border. The patch has no visible signs of use.
    Dimensions
    overall: Height: 2.500 inches (6.35 cm) | Width: 2.000 inches (5.08 cm)
    Materials
    overall : thread, net

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    Conditions on Use
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    Administrative Notes

    Provenance
    The badge was acquired by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2004.
    Record last modified:
    2023-08-25 16:07:44
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