912TH SURGICAL HOSPITAL
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Distinctive Unit Insignia


Description/Blazon
A gold color metal and enamel device 1 3/16 inches (3.02 cm) in height overall consisting of a white sky above three maroon domed structures, the center one larger than the other two, in base a gold bamboo Greek cross, with vertical arm extending down and partially over the folded ends of an all encompassing scarlet scroll inscribed "GIFTED HANDS IN MOTION" in gold letters.

Symbolism
The cross, a symbol of aid and assistance, represents the organization. The silhouetted domed structures, typical of Asian architecture, with the cross of bamboo symbolize the area where the unit participated in the India Burma and Central Burma Campaigns of World War II. The bamboo cross also symbolizes the mobile hospital as flexible, strong and enduring. Maroon and white are colors used by the Medical Department.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 912th Surgical Hospital on 5 October 1971. It was redesignated for the 912th Combat Support Hospital on 10 November 1975. The insignia was redesignated for the 912th Surgical Hospital on 21 June 1984.





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