2nd General Hospital, US Army

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

Official blazon

A gold color metal and enamel device 1 3/16 inches (3.02 cm) in height overall consisting of mountain peaks and a gold rayed sun all behind a maroon inverted fleam, in base a red (scarlet) cross with equal arms between four gold grape leaves, above all a semicircular maroon scroll, with ends turned back, and inscribed in gold letters, "NOT FOR SELF BUT OTHERS." |- |English | blazon wanted |}


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. Literature: Image from Wikimedia Commons

. Information from US Army Heraldic Crests by Barry Jason Stein.