17th Field Artillery Brigade, A-1-622

17th Field Artillery Brigade

Description/Blazon
On a red shield arched at top and bottom, 2 inches (5.08 cm) in width and 3 inches (7.62 cm) in height overall, a vertical yellow thunderbolt between saltirewise four yellow flashes terminating in arrowheads; all within a 1/8 inch (.32 cm) yellow border.
Symbolism
Scarlet and yellow are the colors used for Artillery. The thunderbolt and flashes are symbolic of the awesome firepower of Artillery. Additionally, during World War I the organization was a part of the 17th Division (Thunderbolt).

Background
The shoulder sleeve insignia was approved on 19 July 1978.
(TIOH Drawing Number A-1-622)
Information & Plaques Courtesy of The Institute of Heraldry!!

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