Patches in the US Military originated during WWI, but did not become a common military issue until WWII. The patches – much like military insignia - can signify rank, branch, unit and skill information. Over the course of time, these patches have become [...]
Unit identification badges are worn on the left shoulder, while patches on the right shoulder are often referred to as honor [...]
US Military patches are one of the most collectible items of military memorabilia. Many of the individuals who collect military patches do so because of the history associated with them. Despite the wide range of military patches that have surfaced since they were first used in
Prior to WWI, the only military patches on record were sleeve patches used to depict ranking during the Civil War. Additional identification (or insignia) used by Civil War Union soldiers were corps, division or brigade identification which they would place on their caps.
First Patch Is Introduced
Many military memorabilia collectors today enjoy collecting US Military Patches. The patches are a favorite due to the wide variety available and the nominal cost involved for most. Patches also do not require massive space and can be easily organized in binders, small file drawers or displayed [...]
The Armed Forces Military Museum in Largo, FL was recently donated an extensive collection of WWI, WWII, Korean War and Vietnam War military insignia from the South Florida Museum in Bradenton, FL. AFMM has various types [...]