112TH MEDICAL BRIGADE
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Shoulder Sleeve Insignia


Description/Blazon
On a blue wedge shape 2 5/8 inches (6.67 cm) in height, 2 1/2 inches (6.35 cm) wide at top and 1 1/4 inches (3.18 cm) wide at base, a pennant with forked tail in base, divided in half vertically with white at left and maroon at right and bearing a Greek cross throughout also divided vertically with maroon at left and white at right, the left side in the form of an arrowhead with point to the right.

Symbolism
The colors maroon and white refer to the Army Medical Department. The cross, symbolic of medical care, extends throughout, indicating the authority of the headquarters. The maroon area at left, forming a directional pointer, suggests the flow of personnel from the forward combat area to the medical care facility. The wedge shape of the device, with forked base and the color blue, alludes to the Ohio State Flag.

Background
The shoulder sleeve insignia was approved on 6 October 1976. (TIOH Dwg. No. A-1-600)




Distinctive Unit Insignia


Description/Blazon
A silver color metal and enamel device 1 inch (2.54 cm) in height overall consisting of a rectangular shield divided per chevron reversed, maroon above white, on the maroon portion the skull and horns of a Texas Longhorn steer in silver; on the white portion a conventionalized poppy and fleur-de-lis both of maroon. Attached below the shield a maroon arced segmented scroll inscribed "AUXILIUM SEMPER ADEST" in silver letters.

Symbolism
Maroon and white are the colors of the Medical Department. The skull and horns of the Texas Longhorn represent service on the Mexican Border, and the poppy and fleur-de-lis symbolize service in Flanders and in France, respectively, during World War I. The motto translates to "Help Always Ready."

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 112th Medical Regiment on 3 July 1928. It was redesignated for the 112th Medical Battalion on 3 September 1943. It was redesignated for the 112th Medical Group on 25 September 1974. The insignia was redesignated for the 112th Medical Brigade on 14 August 1975.





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