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Southeast Asia Command Patch. Alpha Units. US Army

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Description
On a white disk, 2 1/2 inches wide, a blue phoenix rising from red flames all enclosed within a 1/8 inch blue border.

Symbolism
The phoenix is legendary bird burned its self to ashes and rose youthfully alive from the ashes to live another period. The phoenix represents the growth and reconstruction of the area.

Background
The shoulder sleeve insignia was originally approved on October 25, 1943 with the head facing sinister. It was changed on August 28, 1944 to show the head facing dexter.

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