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Philippine Command Patch. Alpha Units. US Army

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Description
On a blue oval 2 1/2 inches in length by 2 inches in width a white sea lion brandishing a sword in its right paw.

Symbolism
The sea lion is from the coat of arms of Spain (Aragon) and suggest the Spanish heritage as well as the maritime nature of the area where the command was operational.

Background
The insignia was originally approved for the Philippines Department on July 8, 1922. It was redesignated for the Philippines-Ryukyus Command on August 14, 1947 and redesignated for the Philippines Command on August 1, 1949. (TIOH Drawing Number A-1-54)

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