138th Field Artillery Brigade, A-1-643

138th Field Artillery Brigade, A-1-643

Description/Blazon
A rectangular shield 2 inches (5.08 cm) in width and 3 inches (7.62 cm) in height overall divided vertically in half red and yellow and arced at the top and bottom having centered overall a blue horse's head in profile, all within a 1/8 inch (.32 cm) red border.
Symbolism
Red and yellow are the colors of Field Artillery. The thoroughbred horse's head refers to the horse racing history of Lexington and is blue alluding to the "Bluegrass State." The horse resembles a knight chess piece and refers to the Field Artillery mission with the ability to strike behind enemy lines.
Background
The shoulder sleeve insignia was approved on 26 June 1979.
(TIOH Dwg. No. A-1-643)
Information & Plaques Courtesy of The Institute of Heraldry!!

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