This is a current issue 1st Division shoulder patch. The 1st division was organized in May of 1917. The first American shell fired at the enemy actually came from a 1st Division gun on 10-23-17. They saw quite a bit of action during WWI and boasted 5 Medal of Honor recipients at the end of WWI. The 1st Division landed on the coast of Algeria on 11-18-42. The division later saw action in Oran, Tunisia, Sicily, Omaha Beach, Belgium, Remagen, and Aachen. The Division boasted 16 Medal of Honor recipients at the end of WWII. In Vietnam the 1st Division saw combat in various places to include Bien Hoa. The Division was awarded a Meritorious Unit Commendation and they boasted 11 Medal of Honor recipients. The first Division also saw action in Iraq during Desert Storm and more recently Enduring Freedom. They also served in Bosnia. This Division is a hard charging group. They have been selected to spearhead many actions in which the United States has been involved.
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