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ABOUT THE AMEDD REGIMENT

AMEDD HERALDIC ITEMS

ARMY AWARDS FOR VALOR AND THEIR CRITERIA

AMEDD MEDAL OF HONOR

CERTIFICATE OF MERIT

AMEDD DISTINGUISHED SERVICE CROSS

AMEDD SILVER STAR

DISTINGUISHED FLYING CROSS

SOLDIER'S MEDAL

BRONZE STAR WITH "V" DEVICE

AMEDD NCO/ENLISTED HISTORY

COMMAND SERGEANTS MAJOR OF HSC/MEDCOM

AMEDD REGIMENTAL MUSIC

COMBAT MEDIC PRAYER

AMEDD POSTERS

ORDER OF MILITARY MEDICAL MERIT (02M3)

Crest for the AMEDD Regiment

Heraldic Insignia

The Crest, that portion of the Coat of Arms found above the Eagle on the Regimental Flag, is composed of:

The cross and wreath of laurel was adapted from devices authorized for hospital stewards and other enlisted men when the Hospital Corps was established in 1887. (A similar cross and laurel wreath is found on the Combat Medic Badge.)

The seven silver stars representing the seven corps of the Army Medical Department Regiment - including the Enlisted Corps.

In the olden days, the Crest was held onto the helmet by a twisted band of cloth called a wreath. The colors on the wreath of the AMEDD Regiment are maroon and white, signifying the first two named colors on the shield. The Crest, as originally used, was placed upon the top of the helmet of the chief or leader to enable his followers to distinguish him during battle.