47TH FIELD HOSPITAL
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Distinctive Unit Insignia


Description/Blazon
A gold color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in height overall consisting of a maroon Greek cross bearing a gold disc charged with a scarlet Greek cross throughout with arms terminating in gold semi-fleurs-de-lis extending upon the arms of the large cross all in front of a circle of white rays issuing from the center and pointed at the ends and enclosed by a maroon scroll terminating at the top of the device on each side of the vertical arm and inscribed "TO SERVE" on the left side, looped at the base and inscribed "WITH HONOR" on the right, all letters gold.

Symbolism
Maroon and white are colors used for the Army Medical Department. The central disc with scarlet cross and fleurs-de-lis commemorates the organization's campaign service in the European Theater, World War II. The Greek cross is identified with medical services and the color gold signifies honor; together they allude to the Hospital's motto. The circle of rays connotes the healing power of light and regeneration.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 21 May 1970.





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