Nov 2005

Friends of the Yankee Division:

Good News; The YD Shoulder patch is back.

The Department of the Army has authorized the soldiers of the 26th (Yankee) Brigade Combat Team (BCT) to wear the shoulder patch of the YD. The same patch that was worn by the 26th (Yankee) Infantry Division in World Wars I and II. The 26th (Yankee) BCT is a unit of the Massachusetts Army National Guard stationed at Fort Devens, Massachusetts.

A ceremony will be held at Fort Devens on Saturday, December 10th where members of the Yankee Division Veterans Association (YDVA) will present YD patches to the soldiers of the 26th BCT.

Regards to all,
Don McCuish
National Secretary, YDVA