US Army Military Patch - District of Washington

US Army Military Patch - District of Washington

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United States Army Military District of Washington shoulder sleeve insignia originally produced in 1942. The patch measures approximately 2 7/8" x 2 1/8".
United States Army Military District of Washington

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This is the US Army military patch for the District of Washington. This patch was originally produced in 1942. The United States Army Military District of Washington (MDW) is one of nineteen major commands of the United States Army. Its headquarters are located at Fort Lesley J. McNair in Washington, D.C. The missions of the units in the Military District of Washington include ceremonial tasks as well as a combat role in the defense of the National Capital Region.

* Description: On a blue oval 2 7/8 inches in height fimbriated white within a 3/16 inch red border, issuing from a green mount in base fimbriated argent, the Washington Monument of the last superimposed by a red double handed sword bendwise, fimbriated white, hilt and pommel yellow; all fimbriations 1/32 inch.
The functions of the organization are indicated by the double-handed sword, symbolic of protection, over the Washington Monument, representing the area concerned.
The blue represents the Navy and the Infantry; the scarlet the Field Artillery, Coast Artillery and Engineers, and the green and gold the Military Police.
The shoulder sleeve insignia was originally approved for Military District of Washington on 1942-09-26 and then redesignated for US Army Military District of Washington on 1971-07-21.

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