28th Infantry Division Enamel Pin Pennsylvania Army National Guard
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! The 28th Infantry Division [Mechanized] is a unit of the United States Army and is the oldest division in the armed forces of the United States. The division was officially established in 1879 and was later redesignated as the 28th Division in 1917, at the outset of the First World War. It continues its service today as part of the Pennsylvania Army National Guard. It is nicknamed the 'Keystone Division', as it was formed from units of the Pennsylvania Army National Guard; Pennsylvania is known as the 'Keystone State'. It was also nicknamed the 'Bloody Bucket' division by German forces during the Second World War, after its red insignia. It was also the army division in the film When Trumpets Fade, a movie about the battle at Hurtgen Forest. The 28th is the first National Guard division to field the Stryker infantry fighting vehicle, as part of the Army's modern transformation.