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Kentucky Army National Guard Military Crest Description: That for regiments and separate battalions of the Kentucky Army National Guard: From a wreath of colors, within a garland of trumpet vine clasped hands clothed at the wrists all Proper.

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138th Field Artillery Brigade
Former 63rd Aviation Brigade Distinctive Unit Insignia (Crest)

63d Aviation Brigade Distinctive Unit Insignia. Description:   A Silver colored metal and enamel device blazoned as follows:  Per chevron enarched Azure and Gris, on an arrowhead throughout counterchanged in chief a demi-Pegasus issuant Sable and in base a mulletty of the second.  Attached to the sides and below the device a Red scroll inscribed “UNBRIDLED THUNDER” in Silver.  Overall dimensions are 1 3/16 inches (3.02 cm) in height.   Symbolism:    Blue is the color traditionally associated wit
Kentucky Army National Guard Military Crest

640th Observation Battalion 1955-59
103 Chemical Battalion Distinctive Unit Insignia. Description: A Gold color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in height overall consisting of a shield blazoned: Azure (Cobalt Blue), a saltire Or, overall a dragon rampant Vert breathing flames Proper. Across the bottom is a Dark Blue scroll doubled and inscribed with

238th Regiment Distinctive Unit Insignia. Description: A Gold color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in height overall consisting of a shield blazoned: Vert, on a saltire Or fourteen mullets Sable, three and three, four and four, verall a Torch of Knowledge enflamed of the second above in base a mullet Sable fimbriated Or. Attached below an arced Gold scroll inscribed
475TH COMBAT SUPPORT HOSPITAL Distinctive Unit Insignia. Description:   A silver color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in height overall consisting of a maroon cross containing a white cross upon which is centered a narrow maroon cross throughout, and centered thereon a silver five-pointed star upon a green disc; all above a maroon motto scroll bearing in silver letters the words “FOR LIFE.” Symbolism:   Maroon and white are the colors associated with the Army Medical Department.

Four Kentucky National Guard officers, members of Battery C, Second Howitzer Battalion, 138th Field Artillery, pose in front of their unit crest on Hill 88, Firebase Denise, in South Vietnam (l to r) Battery Commander, CPT Lyle J. Thompsonk Battery Exec. Officer, 1LT Thomas R. ICe; Forward Observer, 2LT Thomas Clark; Fire Direction Officer, 2LT Richard Pfeiffer, Photograph Courtesy 1SG Joseph P. Simpson and Kentucky Historical Society.
Never Defeated - is the motto of the crest that the 149th BDE Armored Division is now authorized to wear. Shown above is a hand-carved replica of the crest as done by SGM Howard V. Burkhalter, Army enlited advisor to the BDE. The carving was made from clear white pine and balsa using a pocket knife, it took twelve hours to complete the project at which time it was presented  to LTC Gearld F. Price, the Brigade Headquarters Commander for display in the Bowling Green Armory.

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