70th Infantry Division Patch


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70th Infantry Division Patch

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70th Infantry Patch


World War II, 1939-1945


A patch for the U.S. Army's 70th Infantry Division, which was nicknamed the Trailblazers. The division was activated at Camp Adair in Oregon in 1943, and served in Europe during World War II. The 70th Division participated in the Ardennes Counteroffensive (also called the Battle of the Bulge), the Rhineland Campaign, and the Central Europe Campaign.

A notable soldier in the 70th Infantry Division was Second Lieutenant Richard Lee McClintock (1921-1944), who served in the 276th Infantry Regiment. 2nd Lt. McClintock was born in South Carolina in 1914. He married Jewel McClintock before enlisting in the U.S. Army at Camp Blanding near Starke, Florida, in 1942. 2nd Lt. McClintock served in advanced party within the division called Task Force Herren, whose mission was to take defensive positions along the west bank of the Rhine to stall what would be the final German offensive in the west, Operation Nordwind. He was awarded a Purple Heart and Silver Star for "conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action against the enemy." 2nd Lt. McClintock was Killed in Action (KIA) on January 5, 1945, and is buried at Epinal American Cemetery and Memorial in Dinozé, France.

Date Created

ca. 1943-1945

Is Part Of

Epinal American Cemetery Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.





1 color digital image


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Camp Adair, Oregon

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Epinal American Cemetery and Memorial Project


Bentley, James
Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection


“70th Infantry Division Patch,” RICHES, accessed February 21, 2024, https://richesmi.cah.ucf.edu/omeka/items/show/9399.