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Distinctive Unit Insignia


Description
A Silver color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in height overall consisting of a shield blazoned: Sanguine, on a cross Argent a mullet of the field, surmounted by a staff of the second entwined by a serpent Proper. Attached below and to the sides of the shield a Silver scroll inscribed “VITAS CONSERVARE” in Maroon letters.

Symbolism
In the maroon and white of the Medical Department the functions of the organization are symbolized by the cross, the accepted symbol of Christianity, and the serpent entwining the staff of Aesculapius. The star being representative of the state of activation, Texas. The motto “Vitas Conservare” (To Preserve Life), is expressive of the purpose of the organization in saving lives, and is of an idealistic nature.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 67th Medical Regiment on 5 November 1942. It was redesignated for the 67th Medical Group and amended to correct the spelling of the motto on 11 May 1967.





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