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5 Medical Brigade Patch. US Army

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A white rectangle with rounded corners 3 inches (7.62 cm) in height and 2 inches (5.08 cm) in width overall bearing a red saltire (Saint Andrew’s Cross), bordered in maroon. Emitting from base is a red triangle with a narrow maroon border. Centered on the saltire a maroon cross with three crenellations on its upper arm bearing a sword with a serpent coiled around it, all white; all within a 1/8 inch (.32 cm) maroon border.

The crenellated cross symbolizes medical strength and defense. The red saltire (Cross of Saint Andrew) refers to the State flag of Alabama, the unit’s home area and is a traditional symbol of independence and defiance against tyranny. The red triangle alludes to the iron rich Red Mountain, under whose shadow he unit resides. The reference to the Staff of Aesculapius alludes to its attribute of the Roman god of medicine and healing.

The shoulder sleeve insignia was approved effective 16 September 2011. (TIOH Dwg. No. A-1-1024)

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