147th Field Artillery Brigade, A-1-638

147th Field Artillery Brigade, A-1-638

Description/Blazon
On a red shield round at top and bottom, 2 inches (5.08 cm) in width and 3 inches (7.62 cm) in height overall, a yellow artillery shell point up, centered vertically between four yellow grain stalks issuing from base, all within a 1/8 inch (.32 cm) yellow border.
Symbolism
Scarlet and are the colors associated with Field Artillery, the previous unit designation. The curvature of the top and bottom of the shield reflects the trajectory of an artillery shell. The Field Artillery mission is indicated by the shell at center and the stalks of grain are symbolic of South Dakota's agriculture and her natural topography.
Background
The shoulder sleeve insignia was originally approved for the 147th Field Artillery Brigade on 22 February 1979. It was redesignated effective 1 September 2009, for the 196th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade and amended to revise the symbolism.
(TIOH Drawing Number A-1-638)
Information & Plaques Courtesy of The Institute of Heraldry!!

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