134th Infantry Regiment Crest

134th Infantry Regiment

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35th Infantry Division emblem

Presenting the 35th Infantry Division in World War II

1941 - 1945

Transcribed by Roberta V. Russo, Palatine, Illinois

The Division Patch and Its Meaning

Crests of 35th Division Infantry Regiments

Crests of 35th Division Infantry Regiments

In the middle of the 19th Century, pioneers of a rapidly expanding America pushed their way over a trail they could follow only as they hacked it out, leading the development of the great Western Territory. It became known as the Santa Fe Trail. When the wind blew dust across the plains the trail was often obscured, so the pioneers eventually marked the trail with crosses to guide the travelers.

The winning of the Western Territory, with the many hardships, battles against nature and the Indian Wars, was accomplished by pioneers traveling in covered wagons. Since the 35th Division was originally formed in the areas of Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska, and in the first World War trained at Camp Doniphan, Oklahoma, near the eastern end of the Santa Fe trail, a shoulder patch was adopted consisting of a white Santa Fe cross upon a wagon wheel with four quadrant projections, symbolizing the courage, ruggedness and pioneer trail-blazing spirit of the people whose descendants form the nucleus of the Division.


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