5th Army Patch
5th Army Patch. Military spec 3' by 3'color shoulder patch. The Fifth United States Army was one of the principal formations of the U.S. Army in the Mediterranean during World War II. It was activated on January 4, 1943 and made responsible for the defence of Algeria and Morocco. It was also given the responsibility for planning the American part of the invasion of mainland Italy. It was commanded by Lieutenant General Mark W. Clark.