3274TH US ARMY 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 gold rod entwined by a serpent between two green stylized pine trees all on a field of maroon above a blue chevron-shaped base and enclosed at sides and top by a gold three-fold scroll inscribed "HEALTH FITNESS FOR ALL" in maroon.

Symbolism
Maroon is one of the colors associated with the Army Medical Corps. The rod of Asclepius, the Greek god of medicine, is symbolic of the unit's medical mission and the pine trees allude to the state of North Carolina, the unit's home area. The blue chevron shape stands for support and suggests the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. Gold is the color for excellence.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 2 April 1986.





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