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Shoulder Sleeve Insignia

An embroidered shield-shaped device 3 1/2 inches (8.89 cm) in height by 3 inches (7.62 cm) in width overall consisting of a scarlet head of a dragon upon a stylized yellow sunburst of twelve rays charged with a silver gray antique sword point down all upon a blue field, edged with a 1/8 inch (.32 cm) black border.

The dragon symbolizes East Asian culture and recalls the unit's participation in the Korean Conflict and the award of the Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation. The sunburst represents the organization's origins in the state of California and its service in protecting Los Angeles residents during the unrest experienced in that city. Yellow refers to the unit's lineage to the 40th Infantry Division. Blue recalls World War II service in the Pacific, scarlet signifies courage and sacrifice.

The shoulder sleeve insignia was approved on 31 July 2008. (TIOH Dwg. No. A-1-975)

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