169TH SUPPORT GROUP
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Distinctive Unit Insignia

Distinctive Unit Insignia

Description
A gold color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in width overall consisting of a white disc within a scarlet annulet surmounted horizontally overall by a black slotted clamp bearing a heraldic fountain at center all between “MISSION” above and “SUPPORT” below inscribed on the annulet in gold letters.

Symbolism
The slotted clamp’s ability to operate efficiently in various positions and from firm to movable tension in its operation is symbolic of the overall mission of the organization. The annulet and white disc simulate the “O” and “Buckeye” on the Ohio State flag and refer to the unit’s home area. The fountain denotes the lakes and waters, the white disc alludes to sand and the clamp simulates a “C,” and all refer to the Cleveland area, the unit’s present home.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 7 April 1971.





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