205TH INFANTRY BRIGADE
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Shoulder Sleeve Insignia


Description/Blazon
On a silhouetted right cylinder 3 inches (7.62 cm) in height and 2 inches (5.08 cm) in width overall, a 1/8 inch (.32 cm) yellow border around a field the upper one third blue and the lower two thirds red, a five pointed star above an upright bayonet, both white.

Symbolism
The colors blue and white, red, and yellow are used respectively for the Infantry, Artillery and Armor components of the Brigade. The Infantry bayonet refers to the fighting spirit of the Brigade. The star represents Minnesota, the "Star of the North," where the headquarters of the Brigade is located.

Background
The shoulder sleeve insignia was approved on 1 November 1963. It was amended to change the description on 18 May 1964. (TIOH Dwg. No. A-1-318)




Distinctive Unit Insignia


Description/Blazon
A silver color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in width overall consisting of a five pointed white star on a light blue disc encircled by a yellow ring on a field of red all beneath two silver bayonets chevronwise, the points inward and conjoined; in base a light blue scroll bearing the inscription "STAR OF THE NORTH" in silver letters.

Symbolism
The colors light blue, red and yellow refer to the Infantry, Artillery and Armor units in the Brigade. The bayonets are also basic assault weapons of the Infantry, the yellow ring in simulating a link of chain mail alludes to Armor and the triangular shaped red field to the "on target" accuracy of Artillery, the blue disc and circle also simulating a target and symbolizing the outstanding marksmanship record of the Brigade. A large five pointed white star appears on the state seal of Minnesota, the state being known as the "Star of the North." The two (2) bayonets, the circular ring (0) and the star with its five (5) points also indicate the Brigade's numerical designation.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 15 June 1967.





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