The 6th Ranger Bn. was formed on Sept. 26, 1944 at New Guinea when the 98th Field Artillery Batt'l was redesignated. After additional training, landed 3 days ahead of the main landings in the Philippines, securing 3 stragic islands located in the invasion zone to deny thier use to the Japanese.....then fought in Leyte area until withdrawn to participate in the Lingayen Gulf landings....then elements served as defense force for 6th Army HQs. Other elements served with Philippine Guerillas, and were highly involved in the Raid to free US POWs at Cabanatuan. After this action- elements continued to serve both as HQs defense and "normal" combat actions....(too many to detail)....until July 1st 1945 when the Batt'l was relieved of further combat operations having participated in 3 Campaigns and 1 combat assault. The unit served as Occupation troops in Kyoto until inactivated on Dec. 30, 1945.
I have no idear if it's legit.....looks good to me (but this is a VERY specialized area!)....I have seen an OD wool 6th Ranger Scroll that was sewn on an IKE jacket (definately good).....but couldn't see the back side (of course!)....if I remember right...this one is it's twin!
PS- Info. "gleaned from" ......SHOULDER SLEEVE INSIGNIA OF THE U.S. ARMED FORCES 1941-1945 by Smith & Pelz (1981).