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The Hood Panther

Tank Destroyers Shoulder Sleeve Insignia

The shoulder sleeve insignia for Tank Destroyers, designed to set them apart and give them pride, was a black panther crushing a tank between his jaws and encircled by the words, “Seek, Strike and Destroy.”

The insignia was designed by Lieutenant Harry Larter, who was inspred by the World War I Tank Corps mascot, “BlackTom.”

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