A soldier of the U.S. 5th Armored Division takes a message during training exercise early in the war. The soldier is wearing the one piece HBT uniform over a white T-shirt. On his left side he has attached an M1 gas mask. He has sewn his divisional insignia on to the left hand side of his chest. The 5th Armored Division would arrive in France in July 1944. After a short time with the Third Army, the division would be transferred to the First Army.
Book "Patton's Third Army" by Christopher J. Anderson