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12th Infantry Recon Platoon, 2nd Armored Division

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I picked this up with a 12th Infantry Regiment patch.

 

I believe it is a German BEVO weave pocket patch for a platoon assigned to the 2nd Armor Division.

 

Would this patch be classified as an infantry or an armored division patch?

 

Any other comments would be appreciated, I cannot find much info on google about this unit.

 

Thanks,

 

Mike

 

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Very cool piece!


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I think the actual designation at the time was "12th Armored Infantry Battalion". Ultimately an Infantry organization equipped with armored vehicles that was part of an Armored Division.

 

If their short lived collar insignia (shown here) is any indication, they too were confused.

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Ahhh you got that one. Congratulations! I was tracking it but lost out.

 

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Unusual to say the least. Nice!

 

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Their Pocket Patch (Posted by member Proud Kraut long time ago)

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Here's two different DIs for this unit, the 12th Armored Infantry Battalion. both found online from old sales from awhile ago.

 

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This one only showed with the front of it, it was described as NH IE Non Hallmarked, it has no scroll, and appears to be Clutch Back.

 

While this one we can see more images of it, it has a scroll, and is Pin Back with no Hallmark, maybe German made??

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On 1/17/2015 at 11:15 AM, vzemke said:

I think the actual designation at the time was "12th Armored Infantry Battalion". Ultimately an Infantry organization equipped with armored vehicles that was part of an Armored Division.

 

If their short lived collar insignia (shown here) is any indication, they too were confused.

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That's real interesting, German made right, when the 2nd Armd Div was in Germany in the 50s.

 

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