70th Training Division (Functional Training), A-1-120

70th Training Division (Functional Training), A-1-120

Description/Blazon

On a scarlet pole axe head 3 1/4 inches (8.26cm) in length, edge 2 7/16 inches (6.19cm) in width and hammer 1 3/4 inches (4.45cm) in width, worn with blade up, charged in base with a representation of Mount Hood and a green fir tree proper below a white axe with handle couped.  
Symbolism
The Division is known as "The Trailblazer Division" represented by the axe head which was used in the early days to blaze the trail through the wilderness represented by the mountain and tree and is representative of the aim of the organization to overcome all obstacles in the path to its military objective.
Background
The shoulder sleeve insignia was originally authorized for the 70th Division on 15 June 1943. 

(TIOH Dwg. No. A-1-120)
 
Subdued, Olive Drab, NSN: 8455-00-127-3239

Information & Plaques Courtesy of The Institute of Heraldry!!
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