Brooke Army Medical Center, US Army

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BROOKE ARMY MEDICAL CENTER, US ARMY

Coat of arms (crest) of the Brooke Army Medical Center, US Army

Official blazon

Origin/meaning

The Red Cross is symbol of aid and assistance, represents the Center and its mission. The Semi-circles represents the Spanish-type architecture of Fort Sam Houston location of the Center. The Rays forming an X, symbolise the first routing military use of the X-ray, by Doctor Roger Brooke, for which the Center is named. The Star symbolises Texas location of Fort Sam Houston.

The Design was approved on December 5, 1965.

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