130th Field Artillery Brigade, Kansas Army National Guard
130TH FIELD ARTILLERY BRIGADE, KANSAS ARMY NATIONAL GUARD
Shoulder Sleeve Insignia. Description: On a scarlet shield arched at top and bottom 2 inches (5.08cm) in width and 3 inches (7.62cm) in height overall, a vertical yellow cannon (cascabel in base) surmounting a yellow sunflower with a black cannonball at its center, all within a 1/8 inch (.32cm) blue border.
Distinctive Unit Insignia. Description: A gold color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86cm) in height overall consisting of three red enamel artillery quadrants all chevronwise, the two lower quadrants side by side and interlaced plumb lined and bobbed, the upper one without plumb line and bob but enclosing a blue enamel fleur-de-lis, all above a gold scroll bearing the inscription "REDLEGS" in red enamel, passing over the plumb lines above a gold sunflower between the plumb bobs.
Shoulder Sleeve Insignia: Scarlet and yellow are the colors used for Artillery. The cannon and cannonball symbolize the basic mission of the organization. The sunflower refers to the State of Kansas, home area of the organization, and alludes to an explosion. The color blue is indicative of the support provided the Infantry.
Distinctive Unit Insignia: Scarlet and yellow (gold) are the colors used for Artillery. The fleur-de-lis refers to France, where the unit served during World War II, and the three quadrants represent the Artillery mission. The sunflower, official flower of the State of Kansas, represents the homesite of the organization.
The shoulder sleeve insignia was originally approved for the 130th Field Artillery Brigade on 25 Jan 1979 and subsequently deactivated. It was reinstated on 24 Jun 1997. The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 130th Artillery Group on 16 Dec 1969. It was redesignated for the 130th Field Artillery Group on 4 May 1972. On 21 Jun 1978 the insignia was redesignated for the 130th Field Artillery Brigade. The insignia was approved on 24 Jun 1997 for the current 130th Field Artillery Brigade and amended to revise the symbolism to reflect the different lineage of the unit.
Literature: Image from Wikimedia Commons
. Information from The Institute of Heraldry, US Army.