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Distinctive Unit Insignia

A Gold color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in height consisting of a shield blazoned: Gules, on a fess Or between in chief two fleurs-de-lis of the same and in base two of the like, a hurt charged with a torii of the second. Attached below and to the sides of the shield a Gold scroll inscribed "VALOR ABOVE ALL" in Blue letters.

The colors scarlet and yellow are used for Artillery. The torii, on the blue disc used to represent water, alludes to Japan where the battalion was reactivated as a Regular Army unit. The four fleurs-de-lis symbolize combat service in Europe during World War II.

The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 512th Field Artillery Battalion on 12 December 1955. It was redesignated for the 512th US Army Artillery Group on 26 June 1967.

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