Patch and Distinctive Unit Insignia
Patch Worn from:
18 April 1968 - 1974.
The black Maltese cross represents service in Puerto Rico
and the red keystone is the divisional insignia of the
Twenty-eighth Division in which elements of the First
Cavalry and Eighth Infantry served. The five stars represent
the five major operations of the Twenty-eighth Division.
(Trenton, Princeton, Brandywine, Germantown),
Civil War (Gettysburg, Peninsula, Manassas, Antietam,
Fredericksburg, Wilderness, Spotsylvania, Virginia 1863),
War with Spain
World War I
(Oise-Aisne, Ypres-Lys, Meuse-Argonne, Champagne 1918,
Lorraine 1918, Champagne-Marne, Aisne-Marne),
World War II
(Central Europe, Naples-Foggia, Anzio, Rome-Arno, Southern
France, Rhineland, Ardennes-Alsace, eastern Mandates,
Meritorious Unit Commendation
(streamer embroidered Pacific Theater).