Beautiful early wool 21st Infantry Regiment patch
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Cotton thread on wool felt cut edge WWII or pre-war vintage insignia, a beautiful pocket or blazer patch for the 21st Infantry Regiment of the 21st Division. Part of a large patch collection just purchased. I'll list as much as I can on ebay with low opening bids and fair buy it now prices! Keep checking back! Yes, I combine postage.
In 1921 the 21st moved to Schofield Barracks, w it remained until World War II. It was that the 21st Infantry acquired the nickname "Gimlet" as a result of the efforts of the athletes led by PFC Eugene Riley. They set the Regiment's tradition in maintaining superiority of the athletic field and were noted chiefly for their fighting spirit. The 21st Infantry participated in World War II from the opening battle, and was among the last of the Allied units to cease firing. As part of the 24th Infantry Division at Schofield Barracks when the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor, they suffered minor casualties when they were strafed. The regiment moved to the northern side of the island and took up defensive positions. After training in Hawaii and Australia, on 22 April 1944, the 21st Infantry spearheaded the assault at Hanahmerah Bay in New Guinea. In October 1944 during the invasion of hte Philippines on Leyte, the 21st Infantry was instrumental in the capture... read more