106th Infantry Division
Shoulder Sleeve Insignia
Distinctive Unit Insignia
3.15.1943 - 10.2.1945 (AUS) 5.1.1948 - 10.12.1950 (Reserves)
United States of America
United States Army
Constituted 5 May 1942 in the Army of the United States as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 106th Infantry Division.
Headquarters Company alloted to the Organized Reserve Corps and assigned to the United States Army Caribbean.
Inactivated 12 October 1950 at San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Shoulder Sleeve Insignia Edit
Description : On a blue disc 2 1/8 inches (5.40 cm) in diameter a gold color lion’s face 1 5/8 inches (4.13 cm) in height all within a 1/16 inch (.16 cm) white inner border and a 1/8 inch (.32 cm) red outer border. The overall diameter is 2 1/2 inches (6.35 cm).
Symbolism : The blue background is for the Infantry Division, while the red represents the Artillery support. The lion’s face represents strength and power.
Background : The shoulder sleeve insignia was approved on 18 January 1943.
Distinctive Unit Insignia Edit
Commanding General Edit
Camp Atterbury, Indiana
28 Mar, 1944
Camp Miles Standish, Massachusetts
10 Oct, 1944
Fort Jackson, South Carolina
10 Nov, 1944
Various posts throughout Europe
17 Nov, 1944
Camp Shanks, New York
1 Oct, 1945
2 Oct, 1945
San Juan, Puerto Rico
1 May, 1948
12 Oct, 1950
Belgian Fourragère 1940 (424th Infantry cited per DA GO 45, 1950)
Cited in the Order of the Day of the Belgian Army for action in the Ardennes (424th Infantry cited per DA GO 43, 1950).
Cited in the Order of the Day of the Belgian Army for action at St Vith (424th Infantry cited per DA GO 43, 1950).
Campaign Participation Edit
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