29th Infantry Division

Shoulder Sleeve Insignia

Description: Upon a disc with a 1/8 inch (.32cm) green border 2 1/2 inches (6.35cm) in diameter overall, a taeguk, the curves being circles of half the radius of the disc, with the heraldic dexter half being blue and the sinister half gray.

Symbolism:  In 1919, when shoulder sleeve insignia were first authorized, the division comprised of two masses of men, one from the North and the other from the South.  Therefore, the North is represented by the blue and the South by the gray.

Background:  The shoulder sleeve insignia was originally approved for the 29th Division by telegram. It was reaffirmed by letter on 17 Jun 1922. The insignia was amended on 4 May 1925 to change the description. On 16 May 1985 the shoulder sleeve insignia was approved for the 29th Infantry Division and amended to update the description and include a symbolism.

Distinctive Unit Insignia

Description: A gold color metal and enamel device 1 3/16 inches (3.02cm) in height, consisting of a fleur-de-lis with one red petal between two green petals separated by two gold barbs and connected by a red crossbar and centered overall a gold bayonet point up; on a curving blue scroll terminating under the green petals at either side of the fleur-de-lis, the words, "TWENTY-NINE LET'S GO," in gold letters. 

Symbolism: The unit's participation in campaigns of both World War I and World War II, in France and Central Europe, is represented by the fleur-de-lis, with the bayonet at center denoting the Infantry combat function, the colors red and green and the barbs of the fleur-de-lis denote the award of the French Croix de Guerre with Palm, World War II, for participation in the amphibious landing on the beaches of Normandy. The color blue is traditional to the Infantry branch and gold is symbolic of honor and achievement.

Background: The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 2 Jul 1985.