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71 Ordnance Group Patch. US Army

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Shoulder Sleeve Insignia

A cloth insignia 3 1/4 inches (8.26 cm) in height and 2 1/8 inches (5.40 cm) in width with a 1/8 inch (.32 cm) Red border, a shield blazoned: Sable fimbriated Gules below five mullets arched in chief Gules an aerial bomb descending of the like fimbriated and detailed Or.

Black represents the asymmetric threat EOD Soldiers are faced with on the battlefield. The red border represents the EOD Soldiers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice in service to their nation. The five stars represent the core hazards that EOD is responsible for mitigating: Explosive, Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear. The shield represents the foundational mission of the organization, to protect all from the dangers of unexploded ordnance, improvised explosive devices, and explosive hazards. The red and gold bomb is the traditional bomb approved for wear in 1942 by the Bomb Disposal School, the foundation of every EOD Soldier. The bomb symbolizes the mission and heritage of the EOD Warrior and creates solidarity with EOD soldiers serving throughout the Army.

The shoulder sleeve insignia was approved on 21 April 2011. (TIOH Dwg. No. A-1-1050)
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