96th Infantry Division

The Mission of the Army of the United States

To deploy, fight and win our nation’s wars by providing ready, prompt and sustained land dominance by Army forces across the full spectrum of conflict as part of the joint force.
The Army mission is vital to the Nation because we are the service capable of defeating enemy ground forces and indefinitely seizing and controlling those things an adversary prizes most – its land, its resources and its population.


Emblems, Insignia, Patches, Badges, Ribbons, Awards and Pins of the 96th Infantry WWII



Combat Infantry Badge

The Combat Infantryman Badge is a US Army military decoration. It is awarded to infantrymen and Special Forces soldiers in the rank of colonel and below, who fought in active ground combat.

US Flag Patch reversed

The flag of the United States is patch worn by all military branches. It is worn with the stars facing forward as a flag being flown into battle.


Presidential Unit Citation Bar

The Presidential Unit Citation is awarded for extraordinary heroism in a military operations against an armed enemy. It is worn on the right side of the uniform before all other unit citations. It is a prestgious award not often given.


Philippian Presidential Unit Citation Bar

The Philippian Presidential Unit Citation is awarded for extraordinary meritorious service during World War II - made in the name of the President of the Republic of the Philippines.



96th Infantry "Deadeyes Infantry shoulder sleeve insignia

The double diamond patch consists of two squares, within a hexagon. white square to be worn dexter - to the left side of the viewer.

One report about the symbol is: The 96th Infantry Division was organized from personnel of Oregon and Washington and was represented by the two squares. The squares were made white and blue, signifying the colors used by the United States.

96th Infantry Double Diamond Emblem patch - subdued
Overseas Service Bar patch

Insignia worn by US Army soldiers - indicates time served overseas in a theater of war - each bar represents 6 months of service

Seal of the Department of the Army of the United States of America

This emblem may be worn on all Army Uniforms by members of the US Army

Insignia of the US Infantry

Crossed Muskets pin is worn on the collar of US Infantry.

Service Stars

Additional awards or periods of service.  Five bronze service stars equals one silver service star

Marksmanship Qualifications
Honorable Discharge Pin "the Ruptured Duck"

An insignia worn by United States Army soldiers on the Army Service Uniform, that indicates the recipient has served six months overseas in a theater of war.

3 96th Infantry Division Lapel Pin

Worn on the collar by US Army 96th Infantry Division

Western Pacific Patch

Worn by Military who served in the Western Pacifi region including the Philipians and the Ryukus Islands.

Tenth Army Patch

During the Battle of Okinawa the Tenth Army consisted of 7th, 27th, 77th and 96th Army infantry divisions, the Amphibious Corp 1st, 2nd,and 6th Marine division. Plus some attached units.

381st Regiment

A regiment served with the 96th Infantry Division in the battles of Leyte and Okinawa.

382nd Regiment

A regiment served with the 96th Infantry Division in the battles of Leyte and Okinawa.

383rd Regiment

A regiment served with the 96th Infantry Division in the battles of Leyte and Okinawa.

Hq & Hq Battery, 96th Division Artillery
96th Quartermaster Company
96th Militry Police Platoon
821st Field Artillery Battalion
796 Ordnance Company  
363rd Field Artillery Battalion
362nd Field Artillery Battalion
321st Engineer Combat Battalion
96th Signal Company
321st Medical Battalion
361st Field Artillery Batallion
96th Reconnaissance Troup
96th Division Band



Medal of Honor MOH

Five Medals of Honor were awarded to five Deadeyes.


This is the highest and most-prestigious personal military decoration that may be awarded to recognize U.S. military service members who have distinguished themselves by acts of valor. formerly named the Congressional Medal of Honor

3 Distinguished Service Cross Medal

The Distinguished Service Cross medal is the United States Army's second highest military award for extreme gallantry and risk of life in actual combat with an armed enemy force.

Silver Star Medal

The Silver Star Medal is the US Armed Forces' third-highest personal decoration for valor in combat. The Silver Star Medal is awarded primarily for gallantry in action against an enemy of the United States.

Bronze Star Medal

The Bronze Star Medal is a US decoration awarded to members of the United States Armed Forces for either heroic achievement, heroic service, meritorious achievement, or meritorious service in a combat zone.

Distinguished Service Medal

This is military award of the US Army that is awarded to any person who, while serving in any capacity with the United States military, has distinguished himself or herself by exceptionally meritorious service to the Government in a duty of great responsibility.

3 Purple Heart Medal

The Purple Heart medal is a US military decoration awarded in the name of the President to those wounded or killed while serving in combat.

It was originally called the Badge of Merit and was first presented by General George Washington in 1783. It was renamed by FDR during WWII

Good Conduct Medal

The Good Conduct Medal is given to enlisted military who have behaved themselves appropriately and not had any non-judicial punishments, court-martials, or other offenses


Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal

The Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal is a service medal of the United States military which was established by an Act of Congress on 6 July 1945

Philippian Liberation Medal

Awarded for service in the liberation of the Philippine Islands WWII

Congressional Gold Medal

Awarded to Chinese-American Veterans in recognition for dedicated service during WWII.

Awarded to all branches of the US Military

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Decoration Charts






Thank you to Jason Hillebrand for this chart

Placements on the US Army Uniform