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479 Field Artillery Brigade Patch, US Army

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Description
On a red shield arched at top and bottom, 2 inches (5.08 cm) in width and 3 inches (7.62 cm) in height overall, a yellow saltire bearing a pellet all within a 1/8 inch (.32 cm) red border.

Symbolism
Scarlet and yellow are the colors traditionally used by Field Artillery. A saltire symbolizes strength and its shape forms an “X” indicating a target and alluding to the mission of Field Artillery, while the pellet centered thereon symbolizes “on target accuracy” or a direct hit. On a map showing deployment forces, an “X” indicates the presence of a brigade and a “dot” indicates Field Artillery. The design symbolizes the branch, mission and echelon of the unit.

Background
The shoulder sleeve insignia was approved on 4 January 1980. It was cancelled effective 17 October 1999, when the brigade was redesignated as the 4th Brigade, 75th Division. (TIOH Drawing Number A-1-650)

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