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8 Army Patch. US Army

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Description
On a red octagon 2 1/4 inches in width and height with each side 1 inch in length, a white cross pattee throughout saltirewise with rounded corners, all within a 1/8 inch red border. The overall dimensions are 2 3/8 inches in width and height.

Symbolism
Red and white are the colors used to distinguish the flags of Armies. The white cross pattee divides the octagon into eight areas representing the numerical designation of the Army.

Background
The insignia was approved on 10 May 1944. (TIOH Drawing Number A-1-361)

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