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U.S. Army Heraldry

From 1924 to 1962 the U.S Army Quartermaster Corps was responsible for the research, design and development of distinctive unit insignia, shoulder sleeve insignia (patches), flags, medals, seals, coats of arms and other heraldic items for the Army. In 1960, the...

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Department of the Army Seal

Background: The traditional seal used during and since the Revolution was redesignated as the Seal of the Department of the Army by the National Security Act of 1947. The Department of the Army seal is authorized by Section 3011, Title 10, United States Code. The date...

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Medal of Honor

Illustrations and Description United States Army 1944 - Present Description: A gold five-pointed star, each point tipped with trefoils, 1 ½ inches wide, surrounded by a green laurel wreath and suspended from a gold bar inscribed "VALOR", surmounted by an eagle. In the...

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The Story Behind, A New Star for the Flag

Colonel John D. Martz, Jr.Army Information Digest - July 1959 The design of the 49 and 50 star flags by the US Army Quartermaster Corps. Quartermaster General MG Andrew T. McNamara and President Eisenhowerexamine new 49 star flag For the first time since 1912, the...

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Department of the Army Emblem

Background: Prior to the establishment of the Department of the Army Emblem, there was no official display item to identify the Army. The Army seal had traditionally been used to authenticate documents only and was not authorized for display. In recognizing the need...

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United States Army Flag

Short History of Army Flag Fact Sheet Office of The Quartermaster GeneralWashington D.C.1 June 1957 The United States Army Flag was officially adopted by order of President Dwight D. Eisenhower through Executive Order No. 10670, on June12, 1956. The newly adopted flag...

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Heraldic Branch O.Q.M.G.

By Arthur E. DuboisThe Quartermaster Review -- September-October 1954 The heraldic Program of the Department of Defense provides assistance to the Secretaries of Defense, Army, Navy and Air Force, either individually or collectively, in establishing and maintaining a...

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