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This patch came with several WW1 Division Patches. It's very nicely chain stitched. Each side is just under four inches. I'm thinking it's a YMCA patch but I can't find anything comparable. Any help appreciated.



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It's got to be YMCA. All the colors are typical of theirs with horizon blue and red. For those that made it overseas, almost all uniform equipment they had was provided once they got over there. All kinds of variations. 4" is big for their uniforms but it could be a shoulder patch or just a souvenir.

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YMCA insignia at the National World War I Museum.


The designs are arguably similar to the posted photo.


Gil Burket
Omaha, NE
Specializing in Fakes and Reproductions
of the Vietnam War



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