PDW D-Day v3 LTD ED Morale Patch

2019 marks the 75th Anniversary of Operation Neptune, or D-Day, and the beginning of Operation Overlord, the Battle of Normandy. This Limited Edition Morale Patch is one in a series by PDW that commemorates that great and terrible day and honors the Americans who fought there.

  • Mission Albany and Mission Boston; under the cover of night in the early hours of 06JUN44 approximately 13,100 American Paratroopers from the 82nd and 101st Airborne Divisions made their combat drops into Normandy behind enemy lines. Despite poor weather, heavy flak and other unfavorable conditions which caused many units to miss their drop zones, the paratroopers adapted, re-organized on the ground and improvised to continue with their missions in one of the most daring operations of WWII. 

    "Soldiers, Sailors and Airmen of the Allied Expeditionary Force!

    You are about to embark upon the Great Crusade, toward which we have striven these many months. The eyes of the world are upon you. The hopes and prayers of liberty-loving people everywhere march with you. In company with our brave Allies and brothers-in-arms on other Fronts, you will bring about the destruction of the German war machine, the elimination of Nazi tyranny over the oppressed peoples of Europe, and security for ourselves in a free world. Your task will not be an easy one. Your enemy is well trained, well equipped and battle hardened. He will fight savagely. But this is the year 1944! Much has happened since the Nazi triumphs of 1940-41. The United Nations have inflicted upon the Germans great defeats, in open battle, man-to-man. Our air offensive has seriously reduced their strength in the air and their capacity to wage war on the ground. Our Home Fronts have given us an overwhelming superiority in weapons and munitions of war, and placed at our disposal great reserves of trained fighting men. The tide has turned! The free men of the world are marching together to Victory! I have full confidence in your courage and devotion to duty and skill in battle. We will accept nothing less than full Victory! Good luck! And let us beseech the blessing of Almighty God upon this great and noble undertaking."
    - Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower

  • Specifications:

    • Dims: 2.5" X 3.9"
    • High Thread Count Fine Woven for High Detail
    • Embroidered Merrow Border
    • Hook Backing with Cover

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