Second Infantry Division Patch- color - each
The Second Infantry Division (Indianhead) patch is one of the most recognized unit emblems in the U. S. Army because of its distinctive design and 80 years of proud service by it’s Warriors. The origin of the patch goes back to the earliest day
of the division’s history. While training with the French in 1917, Col. Herringshaw of the Service and Support Supply of the Second Infantry Division noticed that the French trucks were marked with symbols representing the unit to which each belonged.. He sponsored a contest among his men to design a symbol for his trucks. There were three winners: first prize winner was a design featuring an Indianhead: second prize went to a plain white star and the third prize is lost to history. The colonel was not completely satisfied and it is believed that , by chance, he combined the two symbols of the white star and the Indianhead and liked what he saw.