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TITLE
"Yellow Peril" Patch
 
DESCRIPTION
"Yellow Peril" Patch

Orignal War Department patch designed for 442nd Regimental Combat Team. Yellow arm, bloody red dagger.
Blue, yellow, red, white. 2 5/8" diam.
 
CONTEXT
"The original 442nd patch was designed by the War Department and depicted a yellow arm brandishing a red sword. The general reaction to the patch, from the Commanding Officer, Col. Pence, down to the privates, was 'Ugh!'"
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CREDIT
Courtesy of National Japanese American Historical Society