32nd Infantry Brigade, A-1-97

32nd Infantry Brigade, A-1-97

32nd Infantry Brigade

Shoulder Sleeve Insignia

Description

On a green rectangle 1 5/8 inches (4.13 cm) in width and 3 5/8 inches (9.21 cm) in height, a red arrow 3 1/4 inches (8.26 cm) in length "having shot through a line," the line being 1 1/4 inches (3.18 cm) in width.

Symbolism
The arrow with the line was chosen by the 32d Division predecessor of the 32d Infantry Brigade, during World War I because the division "shot through every line the Boche put before them."

Background
The shoulder sleeve insignia was originally approved for the 32d Division on 11 November 1918. It was redesignated for the 32d Infantry Division on 24 July 1964. The insignia was redesignated for Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 32d Infantry Brigade on 17 May 1968. On 19 February 1969, it was amended to delete the words "Headquarters and Headquarters Company." It was updated to supplement the description and to add the symbolism on 18 March 1986. The insignia was cancelled on 1 April 1998. It was reinstated with the description updated effective 1 September 2003.
(TIOH Dwg. No. A-1-97)
Information & Plaques
Courtesy of The Institute of Heraldry
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