The 69th Infantry Regiment Distinguished Unit Insignia Patch Velcro backed

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The Patch is velcro and comes with a backing the same shape. Great Quality and the colors of the patch will look great with your Multicam or OCP Gear
"THE FIGHTING 69th"
The 69th Infantry Regiment is an infantry regiment of the United States Army . It is from New York City , part of the New York Army National Guard . It is known as the "Fighting Sixty-Ninth", [1] a name said to have been given by Robert E. Lee during the Civil War . An Irish heritage unit, as the citation from poet Joyce Kilmer illustrates, this unit is also nicknamed the "Fighting Irish", immortalized in Joyce Kilmer's poem When the 69th Comes Home . [2] [3] Between 1917 and 1992 it was also designated as the 165th Infantry Regiment. It is headquartered at the 69th Regiment Armory in Manhattan.

The regiment currently consists of a single light infantry battalion (1st Battalion, 69th Infantry Regiment) and is part of the 27th Infantry Brigade of the 42nd Infantry Division . Its history dates back to 1849, when it was created as the 9th Regiment New York State Militia, and A Company, 1/69 can trace roots back to the American Revolution . The regiment has seen combat in five wars: the American Civil War , World War I , World War II , the Iraq War and the Afghanistan

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