337TH COMBAT SUPPORT HOSPITAL
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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 consisting of a gold torch with a gold and scarlet flame surmounted by a white Greek cross, the bowl and stem of the torch extending beyond the vertical arms, charged with a gold fleur-de-lis between two gold stars, one in each of the horizontal arms, all within a continuous gold scroll lined with scarlet, the visible reverse or scarlet side of the scroll arched, passing behind the flame of the torch and then obverted, the front or gold side of the scroll curving downward and inward and touching the lower extremities of the horizontal arms of the cross and forming a convex arc in base, passing beneath the cross and over the end of the torch and inscribed "SANABUNTUR" in maroon letters, the upper interior areas between the motto scroll, bowl of the torch, and the horizontal arms of the cross of ultramarine blue with three narrow gold rays in each of the upper angles of the cross, and the lower interior areas between the motto scroll, the stem of the torch, and the lower edge of the horizontal arms of the cross of maroon.

Symbolism
The white cross, symbolic of the healing art, alludes to the Hospital, the torch and rays on the blue base suggested by the State flag of Indiana, referring to the hospital's location. The torch is also emblematic of life, knowledge, service and guidance, the rays symbolizing the power of good, radiation and therapy. The fleur-de-lis and two stars are for the two campaigns, Northern France and the Rhineland, World War II, in which the unit, as the 90th General Hospital, participated. The scarlet arc (reverse of the motto scroll), alludes to the Meritorious Unit Commendation streamer for the European Theater awarded for this service. The motto "SANABUNTUR" ("They Shall Be Restored to Health") reflects the Hospital's mission and dedication. The colors maroon and white are used for the Army Medical Department.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 337th General Hospital on 25 July 1969. It was redesignated for the 337th Combat Support Hospital with the description and symbolism revised on 6 July 1994.





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