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The 13 Airborne Division Patch. US Army

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Shoulder Sleeve Insignia

Description
On an ultramarine blue shield 2 3/4 inches (6.99 cm) in height and 2 inches (5.08 cm) in width a winged unicorn issuant from base in golden orange. Worn above the shield a black tab with the word “AIRBORNE” in golden orange letters.

Symbolism
The unicorn is associated, by tradition, with qualities of virtue, courage and strength. The horn of the unicorn signifies extreme courage. All of such virtues should be cultivated in all units. It is hoped that these virtues will be conspicuous in the 13th Airborne Division. The unicorn has been winged to represent its travel in the air as “Airborne.” The blue background is the color of the Infantry, which is the basic arm of the Division, and also indicates the sky, which is the distinctive medium of travel for the Division.

Background
The shoulder sleeve insignia was approved on 2 June 1943.

Another category of: Airborne

AIRBORNE TABS 71/36th Airborne bde Airborne and Infantry school 1st Corps Support Command ( Airborne elements) Patch 135 th Airborne Division United States
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