410TH EVACUATION HOSPITAL
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Distinctive Unit Insignia


Description/Blazon
Across a maroon square one point up a silver scroll with the motto "VITA AB MORTE" in maroon lettering between in chief three silver crosses couped and in base two of the like.

Symbolism
Maroon and white (silver) are the colors used for the Army Medical Corps. The square is a symbol of humanity and the material universe. The four sides of the square allude to the head, chest, viscera and limbs of man; to air, earth, fire and water, of which the universe consists; and to the substance, understanding, will and wisdom necessary in the unit's accomplishment of its mission as stated in the motto "VITA AB MORTE" (Life From Death). The five Greek crosses refer to the five European campaigns in which the unit participated (as the 32d Evacuation Hospital, HTZ), World War II.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 32d Evacuation Hospital on 1 February 1943. It was redesignated for the 410th Evacuation Hospital and amended to revise the symbolism on 17 April 1972.





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