56 Artillery Group
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Distinctive Unit Insignia

A gold colored metal and enamel device 1 3/16 inches (3.02 cm) in height overall, vesica on top and ovaloid in base consisting of a gold missile with billowing white exhaust behind and between two vertical gold cannon firing black bomb bursts on a red background.  All arched by a gold nebuly and encircled in base by a gold scroll bearing the inscription ‘QUICK, RELIABLE, ACCURATE” in black letters.

Scarlet is the color used for Artillery.  The cannon barrels symbolize the basic mission of the organization.  The missile alludes to the “Pershing Missile” and to the unique mission of the unit as a participant in the Army’s first Nuclear Strike Force with missiles on constant alert (QRA).

The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 24 September 1968.  It was rescinded on 14 February 1975.

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