"Cactus Division"

 103rd Infantry Division United States

The division insignia consists of a yellow disc with a green Saguaro cactus superimposed upon a patch of blue, and was adopted in 1922 when this reserve division had its headquarters in Denver, Colorado. The yellow disc represents a golden sky, while the green cactus growing out of the blue sage-covered earth characterizes the southwest.

Arrived European Theatre of Operations on 22 October 1944. D-Day for Southern France was at 15 August 1944

Arrived Continent 22 October 1944 and the Division entered combat at 11 November 1944. First elements entered combat at 9 November 1944


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