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Old 25-07-2016, 04:11 PM   #15
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1st Armored Division distinctive unit insignia..
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The division was nicknamed "Old Ironsides", by its first commander, Major General Bruce R. Magruder, after he saw a picture of the frigate USS Constitution, which is also nicknamed "Old Ironsides".. 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..In January, 1918, the Tank Corps of the US Army was created with Colonel S.D. Rockenback as its chief. At his direction, a Lt. Wharton designed the original coat of arms which was a triangle on a shield with a surrounding wreath and a dragon in silver..The triangle itself is an old heraldic element of armorial design known as a pile (the head of a spear)...
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1st_Ar...United_States)
http://www.wwiiarchives.net/servlet/...ganization/211
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