The patch caused much comment by men of other divisions, and they questioned the right of the Doughboys of the 81st to distinguish themselves. The matter was finally brought to the attention of General John J. Pershing, and after an investigation ruled that the Wildcat Division could keep its patch and suggested that all other units adopt distinctive insignia.
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