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Does anybody have a good photo showing back in the day when the 2d Cavalry patch was worn on the front fatigue pocket, and the 7th Army patch was worn on the left shoulder?

The 2d Cavalry museum needs it.

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This patch Dave..?

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No Bob, it was the regular Toujours Pret patch, but instead of wearing it on the left shoulder, they wore it on the left pocket.

Numbers 3, 4, 6, and 9 are all pocket patches worn between 1945 and 1967.

click photo to enlarge1. US made, this patch was issued to the 2d Cavalry Group Mecz at Ft Jackson, SC, in the Spring of 1944. 1944-1946.2. German made, helmet liner decal, 1945-1955.3. German made, woven, shoulder & pocket patch, 1945-1967.4. German made, bullion embossed pocket patch, 1945-1946.5. German made, officer's collar insignia, 1951-1969.6. German made pocket patch, embossed version of #3, 1958-1967.7. German made, officer's collar insignia, 1958-1969, unauthorized.8. German made, Bullion Veteran's Blazer patch, 1945-1967.9. German made, Border Patrol, 1948-1955 & 1958-1967..photo courtesy of BUGLER SOUND CHARGE!

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