157TH 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 having a white border 1/8 inch (.32 cm) wide, on a blue background a stylized white garb bound yellow and red, emerging from the top of the garb three white spearheads voided blue.

Symbolism
The colors blue and white are for Infantry. The bundle of wheat, or garb, is adapted from the Arms of the State of Pennsylvania. It suggests peaceful pursuits while the projecting spears denote preparedness for defense. The yellow and red ties represent the Armor and Artillery battalions organic to the unit.

Background
The shoulder sleeve insignia was approved on 13 July 1964. It was amended to change the description on 6 August 1964. (TIOH Dwg. No. A-1-328)




Distinctive Unit Insignia


Description/Blazon
A gold color metal and enamel insignia 1 1/4 inches (3.18 cm) in height overall consisting of an upright oak leaf in blue edged in gold its stem curving down and up to the left side with a gold scroll curved across the stem and under the base of the leaf bearing the motto "VIGILANCE AND VALOR" in blue letters; and on the lower part of the leaf a mount with a falcon perched upon it all in gold.

Symbolism
The falcon on the mount refers to the capture of Montfaucon by the 79th Infantry Division during World War I. The watchful falcon and oak leaf silhouette further illustrate the unit's motto "VIGILANCE AND VALOR."

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 13 July 1966.





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