435 Medical Battalion
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Distinctive Unit Insignia


Description
A silver color metal and enamel device 1 3/16 inches 3.02 cm) in width overall consisting of a maroon Greek cross surmounting a white annulet on a blue escallop all above a red scroll, arced in base, the ends curving inward to the top corners of the escallop and inscribed “SAVE SERVE SUPPORT” in silver letters.

Symbolism
Maroon and white are the colors used for the Army Medical Department. The Greek cross, a traditional symbol for aid and assistance together with the escallop, a symbol for protection of life, alludes to the basic mission of the organization. The escallop further refers to the tropical island of Hawaii, and with the annulet represents the organization’s activation in that area during World War II as an ambulance battalion.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 6 January 1972.NOTE: This Battalion was not authorized a coat of arms.





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