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TITLE
"Liberty Torch" Patch
 
DESCRIPTION
"Liberty Torch" Patch

442nd Regimental Combat Team patch. Silver arm/hand holding torch aloft.

Blue, red, white. Overall: 21/4" W x 2 7/8" L
 
CONTEXT
"Thanks to the efforts of T/Sgt Mitch Miyamoto, the 442nd came up with its own handsome patch design. It showed a silver arm and hand holding a torch against a field of blue surrounded by a border of silver and red. It was a positive symbol of freedom and liberty and it was proudly worn by over 18,000 Japanese American soldiers."
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CREDIT
Courtesy of National Japanese American Historical Society