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Distinctive Unit Insignia

A silver color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in height consisting of a white representation of a dogwood blossom, the spaces between the four petals filled by the outer ends of a blue saltire and bearing on its center a maroon Greek cross itself charged at center with a silver star within a silver annulet, all enclosed at sides and base by a curving maroon scroll inscribed in silver with the words "HEAL PROTECT LEAD."

Maroon and white are the colors used for the Army Medical Department. The cross, a traditional symbol for medical aid and assistance, refers to the basic mission of the Hospital. The four blue points suggesting a saltire in the background allude to the flag of Georgia, and the Hospital's location in the capital city, Atlanta, is indicated by the circled star. The blossom is a reference to Atlanta's nickname, "The Dogwood City."

The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 27 September 1971.

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