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I believe Vzemke's theory in post #10 - that soldier's who either had French heritage or were proud of the fact they fought to liberate France would add the patch to their uniform after the war. I have a Ike jacket from a 100th Div vet who went home after being WIA with this patch on the right sleeve. However, his file records do not show that he helped train French forces.

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To add to this thread, here is a 100th Division Ike with the Free French Forces Training patch. It was owned by a Howard Seifer of the 398th Regiment and who was WIA in December 1944. His records show he did NOT train any of the French forces when returning stateside, so I believe it was added after the war as a sense of pride for liberating France or perhaps he had some French ancestry.

 

http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/index.php?/topic/296102-ww2-ike-jacket-help/

 

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Here's a veteran of the 83rd Infantry Division wearing the patch on his right sleeve after returning home to the U.S. - June 1945

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What about this guy, he's wearing one. Lolbadb2f9e7179630f831946b01e1f2ade.jpg

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9 hours ago, BILL THE PATCH said:

What about this guy, he's wearing one. Lolbadb2f9e7179630f831946b01e1f2ade.jpg

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Looks like he's in a POW Camp right, a watch tower in the background?

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3 hours ago, BILL THE PATCH said:

I know nothing!

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That's because that forget what army there in.

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11 hours ago, greendevilsix said:

This SSI is still being worn today by the French Army.

Wow yeah,

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Veteran of the 36th Infantry Division wearing the patch on his right sleeve like a combat patch after returning to the U.S. - June 1945 

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Here is one on a 45th ID jacket.  I believe the vet assembled the jacket after the war (he was 45th ID, then wore 7th Army patch, then sewed the 45th back on...the sewing is matching on both patches)

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On 9/28/2019 at 5:54 PM, patches said:

Wow I forgot about this FRANCE patch sighting, posted originally by member Baron3-6

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Lafayette Pool (right) is greeted at a special ceremony at Ft. Knox, KY, on Sept. 19, 1949 upon his rejoining the 3rd Armored Division and, at the same time, becoming a faculty member of the Army Armor School. Doing the honors is Maj. Gen. Roderick R. Allen, Division Commander during 1948-50. Pool had returned to active duty in July, 1948 with an assignment in South Carolina following his medical discharge in June, 1946 from the war injuries."

 

More on Pool.

 

https://www.flamesofwar.com/hobby.aspx?art_id=749

Pool's son was an Army Officer in the 60s, The Green Berets, was posted Missing while on a operation in Cambodia,

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