UNITED STATES ARMY
 


 

2nd INFANTRY DIVISION
Cold War Organization    1988
 

In 1988 the 2nd Infantry Division was stationed in the Republic of Korea under Eighth Army.  The Indian Head Division had a nonstandard configuration: seven maneuver battalions of which two were armored, two were mechanized infantry and three were infantry. The infantry battalions had Airborne lineage; they were organized as light infantry and one, the 1-506 IN, was designated as an air assault battalion. Division Artillery included one battery with four Lance missile launchers detached from its parent battalion, the 6-32 FA at Fort Sill Oklahoma.

The organizational flag for infantry divisions was horizontally divided, scarlet over national flag blue, with the division's shoulder sleeve insignia (SSI) in proper colors centered. For brigades of these divisions, the flag was vertically divided, scarlet and national flag blue, with the division's SSI in proper colors horizontally centered over the brigade numeral or monogram. For brigades of infantry divisions, the numeral or monogram was white. The flag for the division artillery headquarters was scarlet with a wide central horizontal yellow stripe and the division's SSI in proper colors centered. For division support command headquarters, the flag had narrow scarlet end stripes and a wide national flag blue central stripe, with the division's SSI in proper colors centered.

Organizational flags for divisions and brigades were 3 feet at the hoist by 4 feet on the fly with 2 1/2-inch yellow fringe. They were made of heavyweight rayon banner cloth with the insignia and numerals or monograms applied to appear properly on both sides of the flag. Campaign and unit decoration streamers awarded to divisions were always displayed with these flags. Organizational flags were always carried or displayed with the National Color.

Guidons for headquarters elements of divisions were of the same design as the corresponding organizational flags. Dimensions were 20 inches at the hoist by 27 inches on the fly with a 10-inch fork. Older guidons made of cotton or wool bunting were still used if serviceable, but new ones were made of heavyweight rayon banner cloth.
 


 

NATIONAL COLOR & ORGANIZATIONAL FLAGS

 

         

2nd INFANTRY DIVISION

 

1st BRIGADE (ARMORED/MECHANIZED)

 

 2nd BRIGADE (ARMORED/MECHANIZED)

 

3rd BRIGADE (INFANTRY)

 

4th BRIGADE (COMBAT AVIATION)

 

DIVISION ARTILLERY

 

DIVISION SUPPORT COMMAND

 

HEADQUARTERS ELEMENT GUIDONS

 



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