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4th Medical Brigade

Shoulder Sleeve Insignia (SSI):  

Symbolism: Gold expresses honor and high achievement.  The division of the insignia into four parts underscores four, the numerical designation of the organization.  The four divisions also allude to the main or cardinal directions on the compass and highlight the global scope of the unit's mission.  The cross represents medical care.  The counter-changed colors emphasize the integration of the brigade medical mission with the total army.

Lineage and Honors:

Constituted 5 September 1928 in the Organized Reserves as the 4th Auxiliary Surgical Group

Organized by December 1929 at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Ordered 21 January 1943 into active military service and reorganized at Atlanta, Georgia

Reorganized and redesignated 25 July 1945 as the 897th Medical Professional Services

Inactivated 28 September 1945 in Germany

(Organized Reserves redesignated 25 March 1948 as the Organized Reserve Corps; on 9 July 1952 as the Army Reserve)

Redesignated 3 December 1948 as Headquarters, 897th Medical Professional Services, and assigned to the Third Army

Activated 19 October 1948 at Macon, Georgia

Location changed 20 April 1949 to Augusta, Georgia; on 1 February 1950 to Rome, Georgia

Inactivated 1 December 1950 at Rome, Georgia and relieved from assignment to the Third Army

Redesignated 17 July 1988 as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 4th Medical Brigade, assigned to the United States Army Europe, and Seventh Army and activated in Germany.

Campaign Participation Credit:

World War II:
Normandy
Northern France
Rhineland
Ardennes-Alsace
Central Europe

Decorations:

Meritorious Unit Commendation, streamer “European Theater”