US Army division to keep patch referencing the Confederate Army

Source: Fox News

“The U.S. Army National Guard’s 29th Infantry Division is keeping its patch that honors service in the Confederate Army. ‘We applaud the decision of the Naming Commission to recommend the 29th Infantry Division patch symbol remain unchanged, and the Virginia National Guard will work with the U.S. Army Institute of Heraldry on any appropriate modifications to the descriptive language,’ Maj. Gen. Timothy P. Williams, the adjutant general of Virginia, said in a press release Monday. … The patch, introduced during World War I, is a blue and gray yin and yang that references the merger of the Union and Confederate units after the Civil War. The division is headquartered in Virginia, but has formations in the Maryland, West Virginia, North Carolina and Florida National Guards.” (08/03/22)