36th Infantry Division Arrowhead, USA

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36TH INFANTRY DIVISION ARROWHEAD, USA

History: Organised in 1917 of Units form Oklahoma and Texas. Deactivated in 1919 it was reactivated 1923-45. it was reformed in 2004 by the reorganisation of the 49th Armored Division and today consists of Units from Texas, Mississippi and Louisiana.

Arms of 36th Infantry Division Arrowhead, USA

(Shoulder Sleeve Insignia)
Arms of 36th Infantry Division Arrowhead, USA

(Distinctive Unit Insignia)

Official blazon

Shoulder Sleeve Insignia. Description: On a flint Indian arrowhead, point down, of French horizon blue approximately 2 1/2 inches (6.35 cm) in length by 1 3/4 inches (4.45 cm) in width an olive drab block “T” 1 3/8 inches (3.49 cm) by 1 inch (2.54 cm), elements 1/4 (.64 cm) in width.

Distinctive Unit Insignia. Description: A silver color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in height overall consisting of a light blue arrowhead point down bearing the letter “T” olive drab.

Origin/meaning

Organised in 1917 of Units form Oklahoma and Texas, this is indicated by the Arrowhead from Oklahoma (previously known as Indian Territory) and a T for Texas.

The Shoulder Sleeve Insignia was originally approved for the 36th Infantry Division on 12 November 1918. It was redesignated for the 71st Infantry Brigade on 7 May 1968. It was redesignated for the 71st Airborne Brigade, Texas Army National Guard on 10 March 1969. The insignia was redesignated effective 1 May 2004, with the description updated, for the 36th Infantry Division. The Distinctive Unit Insignia was approved on 18 February 2005 and cancelled the previous design which was originally approved for the 71st Airborne Brigade on 3 April 1972 and redesignated effective 1 May 2004, with the description updated, for the 36th Infantry Division.


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Literature: Images from wikimedia Commons. Information from The Institute of Heraldry, US Army.