181st Infantry Brigade, A-1-936

181st Infantry Brigade, A-1-936

181st Infantry Brigade

Shoulder Sleeve Insignia

Description

An embroidered shield-shaped item blazoned as follows: Argent, a pale wavy Azure (Dark Blue) between two spearheads Gules; all within a 1/8 inch (.32 cm) Dark Blue border. Overall dimensions are 2 1/4 inches (5.72 cm) in width and 2 7/8 inches (7.30 cm) in length.

Symbolism

Flag blue is the color traditionally associated with Infantry units. The blue wavy pale denotes water, alluding to the La Crosse River that flows through Fort McCoy, located in Wisconsin and home state of the unit headquarters. The red spearheads signify readiness for battle and the Brigade's campaign credits during World War I and II. 

Background

The shoulder sleeve insignia was approved on 14 August 2007.

(TIOH Drawing Number A-1-936)

Information & Plaques
Courtesy of The Institute of Heraldry!!

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