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Thu Mar 20, 2008 19:01

HI all,

I'd like to know if a medical detachment attached to an infantry regiment could have his own guidon.

If he does, what does it look like ?

I know that the medical battalion guidons are marron and white. But what about the medical detachment?

Thanks a lot.

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Fri Mar 21, 2008 04:41

Usually the medical section at the Regimental level was detached from the Division's medical battalion, and would parade with Division HQ staff, Medical Battalion

The medical staff assigned at the regimental level are part of HQ Co and would form under their guidon
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Fri Mar 21, 2008 08:52

I thought they were 2 differents units.

Thanks for the answer.

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Guidon

Fri Mar 21, 2008 20:30

Hi Target,
Don't be shy - read our Article "History & Background Information to the US Army Medical Department" and consult the heading : "Branch Colours & Guidons".
In short all Med Dets used the guidon from the unit to which they were attached, and NOT the maroon + white one, which was only used by the Medical Battalion !
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