29TH INFANTRY DIVISION ARTILLERY
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Distinctive Unit Insignia


Description/Blazon
A gold color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in height overall, consisting of a gray embattled stone wall issuing from a green base, overall a gold container of black grapeshot, the handle of the container extending slightly beyond the center merlon; surmounting and encircling the base of the insignia, with ends terminating on the wall a scarlet scroll inscribed "WE STAND READY" in gold letters.

Symbolism
The grapeshot stands for the parent organization's Field Artillery mission. The gray stone wall, alluding to "Stonewall" Jackson, and the concave green area, representing a glen, refer to the former unit's home area. The wall standing behind the grapeshot also relates to the unit's motto. Thomas Jonathan Jackson at one time professor of Artillery at Virginia Military Institute, was one of the most famous generals of the Confederacy whose former capital, Richmond, is near Glen Allen, the original home of the unit. He was called "Stonewall" from the time of the battle of Bull Run where he and the Brigade, faced with overwhelming odds, formed a strong line and held, "standing like a stone wall." The colors scarlet and gold are representative of the Artillery branch.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 224th Artillery Group on 15 May 1969. It was redesignated for the noncolor bearing units of the 224th Field Artillery Group on 19 May 1972. It was redesignated for the 224th Field Artillery Brigade and amended to revise the symbolism on 23 June 1978. The insignia was redesignated for the 29th Infantry Division Artillery with description and symbolism revised on 22 January 1991.





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