19TH AIR DEFENSE ARTILLERY GROUP
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Distinctive Unit Insignia


Description/Blazon
A gold metal and enamel device 1 1/4 inches (3.18 cm) in height overall consisting of a vertical gold arrow, head up, with red flames beneath a red fleur-de-lis and surmounting a blue chevron with four embattlements. Curving at opposite corners of the chevron in base and descending behind the inscription "IN HONOR WE DEFEND" in gold letters.

Symbolism
Scarlet and gold are the colors used for Artillery. The embattled chevron symbolizes support and strength and the four embattlements allude to their four battle honors earned for service in Germany and France, represented by the fleur-de-lis, during World War II. The flaming arrow denotes Air Defense missiles.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 19th Artillery Group on 14 October 1969. It was redesignated for the 19th Air Defense Artillery Group on 5 April 1972.





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