24th Infantry Division

SSI, 24th Infantry Division

DUI, 24th Infantry Division

Shoulder Sleeve Insignia

Distinctive Unit Insignia

Shoulder Sleeve Insignia. Description: A green taro leaf stem up piped with yellow upon a red circular background piped with black.

    Symbolism: The taro leaf is a well known symbol of Hawaii.

    Background: The shoulder sleeve insignia was originally approved for the Hawaiian Division on 9 Sep 1921. It was redesignated for the 24th Infantry Division on 21 Jul 1944.

Distinctive Unit Insignia. Description: A gold color metal and enamel insignia 1 1/4 inches (3.18cm) in diameter consisting of a green Taro leaf within a scarlet annulet bearing the word “Victory” above thirteen stars, all gold.

   Symbolism: The Taro leaf is from the shoulder sleeve insignia of the 24th Infantry Division. The scarlet annulet is taken from the badge formerly approved for the Hawaiian Division Headquarters and Special Troops. The Hawaiian Division was redesignated as the 24th Infantry Division, effective 1 October 1941. The thirteen stars stand for the Division’s participation in thirteen campaigns; it is inscribed with the Division’s motto “Victory.”

   Background: The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 19 Oct 1965.