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672nd Amphibian Tractor Battalion shoulder patch

Unit History: "Established June 19, 1943 at Camp Hood, Texas. On Apr. 15, 1944, while stationed at Fort Ord, California, the unit was re-designated as the 672th Amphibian Tractor Battalion. They sailed from the San Francisco Port of Embarkation on Sep. 23, 1944 and landed at Bougainville Island, on Oct. 9, 1944. The unit was attached to the 37th Infantry Division. It carried troops ashore in the assault landing on Jan 9, 1945, at Lingayen Gulf, Luzon, Philippine Islands. It supported both the 37th Infantry Division and the 1st Cavalry Division in the drive south to Manila. In February, 1945, it was attached to the 11th Airborne Division for the mission to capture the Los Banos prisoner camp and release of its civilian internees on Feb. 23, 1945. Moved to Morotai, in June, 1945, the battalion was attached to the 1st Australian Division and one company from the Battalion carried troops ashore in the assault landing at Balikpapan Borneo, landing on Jul. 1, 1945. They shipped back to the U.S., landing at the San Francisco port on Dec. 24, 1945. The unit was deactivated, at Camp Stoneman, CA on Dec. 24, 1945. Text updated with information from Lt Col. Joseph A. Gibbs (Ret.)."
The patch was worn by TEC5 Walie B. Prince.

Date30 APR 2015
File name672nd-Amphib-Tractor-Bn-Patch.png
File Size28.44k
Dimensions183 x 200
Linked toWalie Benton PRINCE, Sr.

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