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The 357 Air and Missile Defense Detachment Patch. US Army

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Shoulder Sleeve Insignia

Description
A shield shaped embroidered device 3 1/4 inches (8.26 cm) in height by 2 5/8 inches (6.67 cm) in width overall edged with a 1/8 inch (.32 cm) yellow border, consisting of a scarlet shield with three yellow piles and a scarlet demi-burst of nine points issuing from the top, all counterchanged.

Symbolism
Scarlet and yellow are associated with Artillery. The three piles represent searchlight beams, referring to the unit campaign missions in Germany as the 357th Searchlight Detachment during World War II. The demi-burst represents the destruction of enemy targets by the unit.

Background
The shoulder sleeve insignia was approved on 7 May 2009. It was cancelled effective 17 October 2011. (TIOH Dwg. No. A-1-998)

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