Our WWII 82nd Airborne Bullion Patch is a reproduction with silver thread. The silver 82nd “theater made” Bullion Patch would have been a private purchase during WWII.
The AA on the patch stands for the All-American division. Although during WWII, the 82nd division were paratroopers, the 82nd also fought during WWI as an infantry unit. The 82nd was dubbed the All-American division during its time with the AEF during WWI.