2nd General Hospital, US Army

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2ND GENERAL HOSPITAL, US ARMY

Coat of arms (crest) of the 2nd General Hospital, US Army

Official blazon

Origin/meaning

The rising sun is from the seal of the State of New York site of the Hospital's activation in Feburary 1917. The sun also symbolises healing. The Fleam a surgical instument is inverted to form the number 2. The four grape leaves. a symbol of endurance symbolise the four World War II campaigns.

The Design was approved on January 2, 1969.

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Literature: Image from Wikimedia Commons. Information from US Army Heraldic Crests by Barry Jason Stein.