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Kagnew Station-East Africa Patch. Alpha Units. US Army

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Description
On a white escutcheon 2 1/8 inches (5.40 cm) in height and 2 inches (5.08 cm) in width, a red Gazelle’s head within a pair of blue Greater Kudu horns.

Symbolism
The shape of the escutcheon was determined by the Greater Kudu horns. Both the Kudu and the Gazelle are native to and plentiful in the area surrounding Kagnew, the Gazelle in particular having become a part of the life of the Station.

Background
The shoulder sleeve insignia was approved on 26 September 1955. (TIOH Dwg. No. A-1-193)

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