A neat variation of the 3″ square type modified to a 2″ diamond shape.
This SSI was altered from the “square type” patch of nearly 3 inches, by folding down the corners to create a diamond shape. It remains uncut, just simply folded and sewn in place on the sleeve. The color variation on this fully machined patch isn’t significant being a darker shade OD background with forrest green insignia.
Found in a collection of WWII patches and chevrons. No history.
Why it was done this way, has to come down to personal choice, or “higher up” request (through channels).
Approximately 2 inches as modified.