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65th Medical Brigade

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65th Medical Brigade

Shoulder Sleeve Insignia (SSI):
 
Symbolism: The caduceus symbolizes U.S. Army medicine, while the downward pointing sword indicates both the non-combatant status of the command and their direct support relationship to the combatant units on the Korean Peninsula. The color yellow denotes excellence, while the color white is one of the traditional colors of the Army Medical Department. The taeguk is adapted from the National Flag of Korea and alludes to the present home area of the 65th Medical Brigade. The serpents intertwine the sword's blade seven times to represent the six campaigns streamers awarded the unit during World War II.

Lineage and Honors:

Constituted 18 October 1927 in the Regular Army as 15th Medical Regiment
Re-designated 28 May 1941 as 65th Medical Regiment and activated on 1 June 1941 at Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia
Re-designated 10 March 1944 as 65th Medical Group
Inactivated 30 January 1946 in Germany and reactivated 25 June 1958 in Korea as a subordinate unit of Eighth Field Army Support Command and later on 1 October 1968 as a Major Subordinate Command of Eighth Army
Inactivated in Korea in 1971 
Activated 16 October 2008 as the 65th Medical Brigade, (18th Medical Command inactivated 15 October 2008 as the 18th Medical Command and redesignated the 65th Medical Brigade.)

Campaign Participation Credit:

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

Decorations:

Meritorious Unit Commendation (Navy) for KOREA 1989 (18th Medical Command)
 Meritorious Unit Streamer: European Theater