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Object Name Patch, Textile
Catalog Number 2017.053.22
Description Yellow, red, and blue cloth shoulder patch of the U.S. 32nd Infantry Division.
Collection LCHS Military Collection
Year Range from 1910
Year Range to 1945
Provenance This was saved in the WWI trunk that belonged to Richard Thornton.
Dimensions H-4 W-3 inches
Height (in) 4
Width (in) 3
People Thornton, Richard
Search Terms WWI
World War I
Badge
Insignia
32nd Infantry Division
Notes The U.S. 32nd Infantry Division was formed from Army National Guard units from Wisconsin and Michigan and fought primarily during World War I and II, the red line through a red arrow signified the tenacity of the 32nd in breaching enemy lines, the stiching on the badge "LES TERRIBLES" refers to the nickname given to the division while fighting in France during WWI.