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Distinctive Unit Insignia

A gold color metal and enamel device 1 3/16 inches (3.02 cm) in height overall, consisting of a white cross bearing a scarlet cross throughout and charged in the center with a gold sun emitting alternate straight rays, extending over the inner angles of the white cross, and wavy rays, surmounted by a scarlet heraldic lion passant guardant, all in front of and extending over a wavy edged maroon disc bearing a gold circular wavy band; all above a wavy maroon scroll inscribed in gold "CURAMUS ETIAM." The translation of the motto is "We Also Care."

Maroon and white are colors traditionally associated with the Medical Corps. The parent unit's service in England during World War II, for which it was awarded the Meritorious Unit Commendation, European Theater, is indicated by the scarlet and white cross for the Cross of St. George, The English national emblem; the lion passant guardant from the Royal Arms of England is depicted in scarlet, the color of the Meritorious Unit Commendation Streamer; the wavy disc with band alludes to the noted mineral springs of the health and holiday resort, Malvern, England, where the parent unit first served. The radiant gold sun which refers to the former unit's long service in Florida, "The Sunshine State," is also symbolic of regeneration and healing. Additionally, the cross, an emblem of aid and care, signifies the Hospital's mission and motto.

The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 324th General Hospital on 22 March 1973. It was redesignated effective 18 September 1992, with description and symbolism revised, for the 324th Combat Support Hospital.

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