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Patch, 1st Cavalry Division

Patch, 1st Cavalry Division

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Shoulder sleeve insignia of the 1st Cavalry Division

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1st Cavalry Division "The First Team" Patch

Criteria: The 1st Cavalry Division Combat Patch is a embroidered unit patch of the 1st Cav Div, the insignia is made to be wear on uniforms of the us army.

The 1st Cavalry Division Shoulder Sleeve Insignia was originally approved for the unit on 3 January 1921.

Description: On a yellow triangular Norman shield with rounded corners 5 1/4 inches in height overall, a black diagonal stripe extending over the shield from upper left to lower right and in the upper right a black horse’s head cut off diagonally at the neck all within a 1/8 inch green border.

Symbolism: The color yellow, the traditional Cavalry color, and the horse’s head refer to the Division’s original Cavalry structure.

Black, symbolic of iron, alludes to the transition to tanks and armor.

The black diagonal stripe represents a sword baldric and is a mark of military honor; it also implies movement “up the field” and thus symbolizes aggressive élan and attack.

The one diagonal bend, as well as the one horse’s head, also alludes to the Cavalry Division’s numerical designation.

  • Size: 5-1/4" tall by 3-3/4" wide.
  • NSN: 8455-00-255-3105.
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