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Patches and Insignia

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87th Infantry Division: The golden acorn symbolized the strength of the division and the men who fought with it. All but Company C of the 1255th Engr. (C.) Bttn. served with this division during the war.


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U.S. Third Army: The letter "A" in the patch stands for army, while the red and blue borders allude to the unit's designation. The 87th Infantry Division was part of the Third Army under General Patton.


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U.S. First Army: As with the Third Army patch, the letter "A" is used to signify army. Charlie (C) Company of the 1255th Engr. (C.) Bttn. was assigned to First Army Headquarters shortly after the unit landed in France.


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U.S. Seventh Army: The three colors of the patch stand for the separate combat branches of service that make up a field army, blue for infantry, red for artillery, and yellow for cavalry. The yellow field forms an "A" for army, and its outer edges include seven steps, which represent the unit's numbered designation.


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