434th Field Artillery Brigade, A-1-636

434th Field Artillery Brigade, A-1-636

Description/Blazon
On a rectangular shaped shield 2 inches (5.08 cm) in width and 3 inches (7.62 cm) in height, arched at the top and bottom and divided into eight sections alternating red and yellow, three black cannon balls in vertical center all within a 1/8 inch (.32 cm) red border.
Symbolism
Scarlet and yellow are the traditional colors of Field Artillery. The alternating red and yellow squares represent a grid pattern of fire indicating the unit's mission and the three cannon balls allude to three consecutive hits symbolizing accuracy. The four sections on either side with three cannon balls in center allude to the unit's numerical designation.
Background
The shoulder sleeve insignia was approved on 25 January 1979.
(TIOH Drawing Number A-1-636)
Information & Plaques Courtesy of The Institute of Heraldry!!

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