This WW2 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment pocket patch is a nice original WWII example. This type of 506th P.I.R. pocket patch is the most commonly encountered wartime type. This particular pocket patch is part of a larger grouping that I own that belonged to a member of Company G, 506th PIR, 101st Airborne Division.
The 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment has become very well recognized among the general public in recent years because it is the regiment portrayed in HBO’s excellent miniseries Band of Brothers.
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