50th Armored Division, A-1-357

50th Armored Division, A-1-357

Description/Blazon
On an equilateral triangle 3 inches (7.62 cm) in height one point up, divided into three sections, the upper section yellow, the dexter section blue, and the sinister section red, a gun bendwise in front of a tank track and wheels all black and overall a red lightning flash bendsinisterwise. In the apex the Arabic numeral "50" in black, all within a 1/8 inch (.32 cm) Army green border. Worn 1/8 inch (.32 cm) below the triangle a tab 3 7/8 inches (9.84cm) in length and 3/4 inch (1.91 cm) in height overall, consisting of a yellow background inscribed "JERSEY BLUES" in blue letters 5/16 inch (.79 cm) in height within a 1/8 inch (.32 cm) Army green border.
Symbolism
Yellow, blue and red are the colors of the branches from which armored units were formed. The tank tread, gun and lightning flash are symbolic of mobility, power and speed. The Division's designation is in Arabic numerals.
Background
The shoulder sleeve insignia was approved on 14 February 1956. It was amended to change the description and include a border on 18 February 1965.

(TIOH Dwg. No. A-1-357)
Information & Plaques Courtesy of The Institute of Heraldry!!

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