213th Medical Brigade, A-1-588

213th Medical Brigade, A-1-588

Description/Blazon
On a white shield arced at top, 2 1/4 inches (5.72 cm) in width overall within a 1/8 inch (.32 cm) maroon border, a maroon Greek cross and blue trident interlaced.
Symbolism
Maroon and white are the colors used for the Army Medical Department. The cross, a symbol for aid and assistance, alludes to the basic mission of the organization. The blue trident, attribute of Neptune, "Father of Waters" refers to the Mississippi River and to the State of Mississippi, present home area of the Brigade.
Background
The shoulder sleeve insignia was approved on 6 September 1975.
(TIOH Dwg. No. A-1-588)
Information & Plaques Courtesy of The Institute of Heraldry!!

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