Shoulder patch

Object Number: 
INV.7475aaaaaa
Date: 
1940-1950
Medium: 
Wool, rayon
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5 3/4 x 4 x 1/8 in. ( 14.6 x 10.2 x 0.3 cm )
Marks: 
sewn: center: "M"
Description: 
Shield-shaped black felt patch; three red felt chevrons near bottom of patch; connected to the top chevron is a curved red stripe, upon which is perched a white rayon eagle; in the space between the chevron and the stripe is a letter inside circle, flanked on right by four wavy lines.
Gallery Label: 
This patch was worn by a staff sergeant in an Army or Navy corps on the upper left sleeve of his uniform jacket.
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Henry O. Havemeyer, 1966
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group