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Distinctive Unit Insignia

A gold color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86cm) in height overall, consisting of a gold grape leaf, stem to base, bearing throughout a red sword point up between two red flames all above a red perimetric arched red scroll bearing the inscription "SHARPEN THE SWORD" in gold letters.

The grape leaf is used to represent the Central Europe and Rhineland area and the two flames symbolize the two battle honors awarded the unit for these campaigns during World War II. The flames also relate to the Ordnance Corps insignia and allude to the unit's descent. The crusader sword refers to Vietnam.

The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 80th General Support Group on 9 Jun 1969. It was redesignated for the 80th Support Group on 16 Apr 1985.

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