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ARMY - 161st FIELD ARTILLERY REGIMENT MILITARY PATCH DUI - FAIRE SANS DIRE

United States ARMY 161st FIELD ARTILLERY REGIMENT
Military Patch
SIZE:  3 1/2"    x   3 1/2"
                
The shield of blue and red denotes that the unit was originally Infantry,  the blue being the Infantry color and red the Artillery. The cactus  symbolizes Mexican border duty and the fleur-de-lis service in France  during World War I, the gold charges in chief on the blue field  indicating that the service was as Infantry.
The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 161st Field  Artillery Regiment on 16 May 1928. It was redesignated for the 161st  Field Artillery Battalion on 29 July 1942. It was redesignated for the  161st Armored Field Artillery Battalion on 28 April 1954. The insignia  was redesignated for the 161st Artillery Regiment on 27 March 1961. It  was redesignated for the 161st Field Artillery Regiment on 19 July 1972.
            

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