Re: Why the 36th ID Patch ?
Hello again, David !
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I have no idea, for I can find no connection between the 159th IR and the 36th ID.
Early on, the regiment was assigned to the 40th Infantry, back in 1941, in California, but I see no mention of the 36th ID in relation to the 159th IR.
It is interesting how the 159th ended up in the 106th ID.
The original Table of Orginization included the
442th IR and 443rd IR, but not the 159th IR.
Those regiments were destroyed in the Schnee Eifel salient,
19 Dec 44, near Schonberg.
The 3rd IR and 159th IR were sent into the 106th ID as replacement regiments.
You are more than welcome, as usual.