330th Medical Brigade, A-1-808

330th Medical Brigade, A-1-808

Description/Blazon
On a rectangle quartered scarlet and maroon arced at the top and bottom with a 1/8 inch (.32 cm) gold border, 2 inches (5.08 cm) in width and 3 inches (7.62 cm) in height overall, a white cross throughout bearing a gold torch entwined by a green serpent.
Symbolism
Maroon and white are the colors traditionally associated with the Medical Corps. Red suggests sacrifice and compassion. The four sections united by the cross symbolize teamwork and unity as well as highlighting the unit's medical mission. The torch, symbolizing leadership and knowledge, is entwined by a serpent, recalling the Staff of Aesculapius and underscoring healing and the medical arts.
Background
The shoulder sleeve insignia was approved on 6 October 1993.
(TIOH Dwg. No. A-1-808)
Information & Plaques Courtesy of The Institute of Heraldry!!

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