9TH INFANTRY DIVISION
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Shoulder Sleeve Insignia


Description/Blazon
An olive drab disc 2 5/8 inches (6.67 cm) in diameter overall charged with a double quatrefoil horizontally divided into two equal halves red uppermost and blue, with a white center.

Symbolism
The double quatrefoil, which is a heraldic mark of cadency for the ninth son, has been made red and blue, the designating colors of an Infantry Division headquarters flag; the white center is in the color of the numerals for divisional flags.

Background
The shoulder sleeve insignia was originally approved for the 9th Division on 18 November 1925. It was redesignated for the 9th Infantry Division effective 1 August 1942. The insignia was amended to revise the dimensions of the design to provide for an overedge stitching on 27 February 1970. (TIOH Dwg. No. A-1-85)




Distinctive Unit Insignia


Description/Blazon
A metal and enamel insignia 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in height consisting of a golden disc charged with a blue fleur-de-lis and radiating nine gold rays, all but the one at top center contained by a red crescent.

Symbolism
The high points of the 9th Divisionís World War II history are represented in the following manner: The red crescent is for the Tunisian campaign; the nine rays of the sun denote the unitís numerical designation, and likewise refer to the campaign in Sicily; the gold disc in center is for Central Europe and the fleur-de-lis thereon represents service in Northern France.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 2 February 1966.




Combat Service Identification Badges

Combat Service Identification Badges

Description
A gold color metal and enamel device 2 inches (5.08 cm) in diameter consisting of a design similar to the shoulder sleeve insignia.





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