U.S. Army Berlin, A-1-536

U.S. Army Berlin, A-1-536

Description/Blazon
A dark blue Norman shield with curved top 4 inches (10.16cm) in height and 2 1/2 inches (6.35cm) in width overall within a 1/8 inch (.32cm) dark blue border, palewise a double handed flaming sword 2 1/8 inches (5.40cm) in length, hilt golden yellow, white blade, red flame, all below an arched chief 1/4 inch (.64cm) sky blue, and a rainbow of five colors 5/16 inch (.79cm) overall: Red orange, yellow, green and dark blue in descending order; at the top on a dark blue arc edged red 5/8 inch (1.59cm) in height the inscription "BERLIN" in yellow letters 3/8 inch (.95cm) in height.
Symbolism
The insignia is that of the United States Army Europe insignia with the addition of the "Berlin" tab.
Background
The shoulder sleeve insignia was originally approved for the Berlin Command on 12 October 1960. It was redesignated for United States Army Berlin on 13 October 1970.
(TIOH Dwg. No. A-1-536)
Information & Plaques Courtesy of The Institute of Heraldry!!

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