Earlier this week I posted in the wanted section asking for an obscure patch. No one bit on it. Honestly did not think I would find one. Just loaded up my eBay search pages and it was just listed within 10 minutes and I snatched it up at a BIN of $20.
May I present you with a 1942 MLB Health patch (only worn in 1942). "This was the logo of the Hale America initiative, which was basically a “Shape Up!” fitness program that arose in response to America’s entry into World War II following the bombing of Pearl Harbor." Check out the link below for the full story.
Since we entered into the War, we needed to make sure that our youth were fit enough for service so there were many programs across the nation that were geared towards this so that young adults were ready for basic training and combat.
(Red Devil posted this patch back in March but no one commented on it)
As always, let me know if you have home front patches as I want to add them to my collection.
There were a bunch of insignia that were worn by sports players solely in WW2 for the fitness programs for the youth and young adults
When I get it I will add it to my home front collection thread.
Edited by ocsfollowme, 16 August 2014 - 06:52 AM.