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Heraldry and Insignia of the California State Military Forces
79th Infantry Brigade
 
Distinctive Unit Insignia
 
Design Approved: Approved prior to World War II
 
Symbolism: White is the old color of infantry. The design is a variation of the 40th Division (later 40th Infantry Division) Distinctive Unit Insignia. The crests represent California, Nevada and Utah which made up the 40th Division.
 


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