24th Infantry Division Victory Division, US Army
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24TH INFANTRY DIVISION VICTORY DIVISION, US ARMY
(Shoulder Sleeve Insignia)
(Distinctive Unit Insignia)
Shoulder Sleeve Insignia. Description: A green taro leaf stem up piped with yellow upon a red circular background piped with black.
Distinctive Unit Insignia. Description: A gold color metal and enamel insignia 1 1/4 inches (3.18cm) in diameter consisting of a green Taro leaf within a scarlet annulet bearing the word "Victory" above thirteen stars, all gold.
The Taro leaf indicates raising on Hawaii.
Distinctive Unit Insignia: The Taro leaf is from the shoulder sleeve insignia of the 24th Infantry Division. The scarlet annulet is taken from the badge formerly approved for the Hawaiian Division Headquarters and Special Troops. The Hawaiian Division was redesignated as the 24th Infantry Division, effective 1 October 1941. The thirteen stars stand for the Division's participation in thirteen campaigns; it is inscribed with the Division's motto "Victory."
The Shoulder Sleeve Insignia was originally approved for the Hawaiian Division on 9 September 1921. It was redesignated for the 24th Infantry Division on 21 July 1944. The Distinctive Unit Insignia was approved on 19 October 1965.
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Literature: Images from Wikimedia Commons. Information from The Institute of Heraldry, US Army.