172D SUPPORT GROUP
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Distinctive Unit Insignia


Description/Blazon
A gold color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches in height overall consisting of a trapezoid shaped background (shortest side at base) consisting of a chevron pattern alternating gold and scarlet, overall a white tepee with a black entrance and charged midway with a horizontal black wavy line.

Symbolism
The trapezoid shape simulates a keystone and with the chevron pattern is symbolic of support. The tepee represents Oklahoma's Indian heritage and also alludes to the unit's location at Tulsa, formerly called "Tulsey Town" originally an Indian village. The wavy line alludes to the Arkansas River, while the black and gold represent the petroleum industry of the area.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 23 June 1971.





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