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Shoulder Sleeve Insignia


Description/Blazon
A shield 3 inches (7.62 cm) in height and 2 inches (5.08 cm) in width overall; within a 1/8 inch (.32 cm) white border three vertical stripes yellow, blue and red, on the center blue stripe a sword pointing upward, blade white and handle yellow.

Symbolism
Yellow and red are the colors of Vietnam. The blue center represents the United States, together with the sword it alludes to the U.S. Military in Vietnam.

Background
The shoulder sleeve insignia was approved on 10 February 1966. (TIOH Dwg. No. A-1-408)




Combat Service Identification Badge


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





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