Heraldry and Insignia of the California State Military Forces
143rd Evacuation Hospital
Distinctive Unit Insignia
Design Approved: 31 August 1971
Symbolism: The wing refers to the hospital's origin in Los Angeles, the City of Angels, and the general area of its relocation in Santa Monica and later Los Alamitos. Together with the Greek cross, an emblem of medical assistance, the wings connote mercy and speed in providing necessary treatment and preparation of patients for evacuation. The allocation of the hospital is indicated by the demi-sun from the crest of the California Army National Guard. The rays signify renewed vital energy and strength. Maroon and white are the colors of the Army Medical Department
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