Category:First Army (United States) Heraldry
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field army of the United States Army
|Instance of||field army|
|Part of||United States Army Forces Command|
|Location||Rock Island Arsenal, Rock Island County, Illinois|
Shoulder Sleeve Insignia
- On a background equally divided horizontally white and red, 3 1/4 inches in height and 2 1/2 inches in width at base and 2 1/8 inches in width at top, a black block letter "A", 2 3/4 inches in height, 2 inches in width at base and 1 5/8 inches in width at top, all members 7/16 inch wide, all enclosed within a 1/8 inch Army Green border.
- The red and white of the background are the colors used in flags for Armies.
- The letter "A" represents "Army" and is also the first letter of the alphabet suggesting "First Army."
- A black letter "A" was approved as the authorized insignia by the Commanding General, American Expedition Force, on 1918-11-16.
- approved by the War Department on 1922-05-27.
- The background was added on 1950-11-17.
- (TIOH Dwg. No. A-1-1)
Distinctive Unit Insignia
- A gold color metal and enamel device 1 1/4 inches in height overall consisting of a black enamel capital letter "A" bearing three gold stars on the top cross bar and five gold on the center cross bar, in front of and interlaced with a gold fleur-de-lis.
- The vertical petal is charged in base with a red enamel arrowhead behind and extending above the letter "A" and the tops of the two outside or flanking petals above the cross bar extending over the vertical legs of the letter "A".
- The lower ends of the outside petals curve under and over the lower ends of the vertical legs of the letter "A" and are joined together by a gold arched scroll inscribed "First In Deed" in black enamel letters.
- The areas within the letter "A" above the center cross bar are white enamel and the areas below the cross bar are red enamel.
- The basic design was suggested by the authorized shoulder sleeve insignia of the First Army.
- The Interlaced fleur-de-lis represent wartime service in France and alludes to the initial organization of the Headquarters Company as the Headquarters Troop, First Army at La Ferte-sous-Jouarre, France 1918-08-10.
- The three stars at the top of the letter "A" are for Lorraine 1918, St. Mihiel and Meuse-Argonne campaigns in which the First Army participated in World War I.
- The five stars on the center cross bar are for the Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland, Ardennes-Alsace and Central Europe campaigns in which the First Army participated in World War II, the red arrowhead referring to the assault landing on the Normandy beaches.
- The motto "First In Deed" is based on the numerical designation, purpose and achievements of the First United States Army.
- The insignia was approved on 1969-01-27.
- a. Size:
- Hoist: Three Feet.
- Fly: Four Feet.
- Fringe: 2½”
- b. Organizational colors:
- The flag consists of two horizontal stripes of equal width.
- Top Stripe: White
- Bottom Stripe: Red
- Insignia: Shoulder Sleeve Insignia; centered; proper; 15 inches high.
- Piping: Countercharged of the Stripe Colors.
- Fringe: Golden Yellow.
- c. Design
- Flags are alike on both sides. Design elements appear on both sides as if printed through the material except as stated in 2 and 3 below.
- Letters and numerals will read from left to right on both sides.
- When a shoulder sleeve insignia (SSI) design is used on a flag, the SSI design must appear proper on both sides.
- d. Materials
- Flags designed primarily for indoor and parade display will normally be made of banner rayon or heavyweight nylon with rayon fringe.
- Flags designed primarily for outdoor display will be made of nylon-wool or heavyweight nylon without fringe.
Media in category "First Army (United States) Heraldry"
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- 1st Army Distinctive Unit Insignia.jpg 131 × 178; 18 KB
- 1st Army Flag.png 583 × 462; 28 KB
- 1st Army.svg 136 × 174; 896 bytes
- First-Army-DUI.png 328 × 394; 188 KB
- Flag of the First United States Army.png 140 × 111; 4 KB
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