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USA Ordnance Missile Command Patch. Alpha Units. US Army

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Description
On a 2 inch (5.08 cm) square divided diagonally from upper sinister to lower dexter ultramarine blue and scarlet with the upper sinister and lower dexter corners chamfered at right angles, a missile ascending toward the dexter between two flashes and emitting a flame, all golden yellow and within a 1/8 inch (.32 cm) golden yellow border.

Symbolism
Scarlet and yellow are used for Artillery. Blue represents the sky. The missile and lightning symbolize power and speed.

Background
The shoulder sleeve insignia was originally approved for the Army Ballistic Missile Agency on 15 June 1956. It was redesignated for the U.S. Army Ordnance Missile Command on 1 April 1958. The insignia was rescinded on 9 April 1963. (TIOH Dwg. No. A-1-232)

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