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USA European Command Patch. Alpha Units. US Army

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Description
An arched shield 4 inches (10.16cm) in height by 3 inches (7.62cm) in width and blazoned: Azure, an eagle perched on a bundle of arrows fesswise, wings elevated Or between thirteen mullets three, five, and five argent; on a chief per fess Azure and Gules a fess Argent, all within a narrow border of the second.

Symbolism
The thirteen stars on the blue field are symbolic of liberation. The eagle forms the letter "V", representing victory and freedom. The red, white and blue triparted portion of the shield are our National colors.

Background
The shoulder sleeve insignia was approved on 21 Mar 1945.

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