WESTERN PACIFIC, U.S. ARMY FORCES
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Shoulder Sleeve Insignia


Description/Blazon
On a white disc, a blue five pointed star 1 3/8 inches (3.49 cm) in diameter, one point up, surrounded by five small blue stars in the form of the Southern Cross and surmounted by a yellow flash bendsinisterwise, all within a red border, the inner edge invected of six; outside diameter 2 1/2 inches (6.35 cm).

Symbolism
The basic design uses the Army Service Forces shoulder sleeve insignia to signify the primary mission of supply, logistical and administrative services. The lightning bolt signifies the prompt accomplishment of all missions. The five stars represent the constellation of the Southern Cross, signifying the origin of the organization in the Southern Hemisphere.

Background
The shoulders sleeve insignia was approved on 25 August 1945. It was cancelled on 14 August 1947.





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