1st Armored Division Old Ironside Military Patch Plaque
The large "1" at the top represents the numerical designation of the division, and the insignia is used as a basis for most other sub-unit insignias. The cannon and tracked vehicle symbols represent the mechanized role of the division.
US Army 1st Armored Division MIlitary Patch Plaque
This solid mahogany wall plaque shows the 1st Armored Division Patch
This 1st Armored Division military patch wall plaque is hand carved from solid mahogany then hand painted and finished. Fantastic additions to any military collection. Great military retirement gift, military graduation gift, or military recognition awards. Recessed hook enables the plaque to hang flush against any wall.
1st Armored Division: Nicknamed Old Ironside is an armored division of the United States Army with base of operations in Wiesbaden, Germany. It was the first armored division of the U.S. Army to see battle in World War II.. The distinctive insignia of the 1st Armored Division is based on the the triangular coat-of-arms of the American World War II Tank Corps. The yellow, blue, and red colors of the shoulder sleeve insignia represent the Armor, Infantry, and Artillery divisions of the Division). Superimposed on the triangle is the insignia of the former Seventh Cavalry Brigade (Mechanized), the predecessors of the Old Ironsides. The tank track a represents mobility and armor protection, the gun denotes firepower, and the chain of lightening symbolizes speed and shock action. The Arabic numeral in the apex of the triangle indicates the First Armor Division. The nickname of \the division, officially sanctioned by the Department of the Army is emblazoned under the triangle and is an integral part of the insignia.
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