42d Infantry Division Enamel Pin
NEW! Enamel Pins are the perfect compliment to your division patch. Pin is approximately 1/2" x 1" This enamel pin will look great on your American Legion or VFW hat too! Known as the Rainbow Division. The 42d Infantry Division was a unit of the United States Army in World War I and World War II, and is the division of the New York National Guard. During World War I, because it contained National Guard units drawn nationally from throughout the United States, it became known as the 'Rainbow Division,' based on a comment made by Douglas MacArthur (then its chief of staff and later its division commander), who said 'The 42nd Division stretches like a rainbow from one end of America to the other.' The 42nd Infantry Division adopted a shoulder patch acknowledging the nickname. The division now has units in nine different states, including New York, Vermont, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Delaware, Florida, Michigan and Illinois.