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Ports of Embarkation Patch. Alpha Units. US Army

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Description
On a brick red shield 3 3/16 inches (8.10 cm) in height a helmsman’s wheel 2 9/16 inches (6.51 cm) overall diameter in golden yellow.

Symbolism
The insignia is in the colors of the Transportation Corps. The helmsman’s wheel upon the shield indicates that the Ports of Embarkation are a part of the Transportation Corps.

Background
The shoulder sleeve insignia was approved on 28 January 1944.

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