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196 Infantry Brigade Patch. US Army

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Description
On an oblong blue shield at both ends, 3 inches (7.62 cm) in height and 2 inches (5.08 cm) in width overall a yellow double headed match crossed and looped at the bottom and enflamed at both ends.

Symbolism
The color blue is used to denote Infantry. The yellow and red allude to the Cavalry and the Artillery. The double headed match, used during the days of the matchlock musket, was lighted at both ends to insure readiness.

Background
The shoulder sleeve insignia was approved on 29 October 1965. (TIOH Dwg. No. A-1-403)

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