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Distinctive Unit Insignia


Description/Blazon
A silver color metal and enamel device 1 3/16 inches (3.02 cm) in diameter consisting of a maroon disc enclosed by a silver scroll folded and terminated at bottom center and inscribed with the words "ONE" at left, "OF A" at top center and "KIND" at right in maroon letters; centered on the disc is a silver pointed cross charged with a scarlet couped cross quarter-pierced bearing at center a teal blue five-pointed star all between four silver staffs of Aesculapius issuant from the star saltirewise and overlapping the scroll between the words of the motto.

Symbolism
Maroon and white (silver) are the colors traditionally associated with Medical units. The blue star refers to the center and its location in Kentucky, the "Bluegrass State." The star also refers to the unit's campaign participation in World War II in the European-African-Middle Eastern Theater. The staff of Aesculapius is a traditional symbol of medical care and is attached to the star suggesting patients coming to the center. The cross, also a symbol for medicine, surrounds the star and points away from the center suggesting the release of patients as they are served by the unit and exit the facility.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 6 August 1985.





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