138th Field Artillery Brigade Patch
Known as Kentucky Thunder.
The 138th FA BDE was selected to participate in the I Corps WFX ramp-up in Sep 1999. The unit took a TOC Cell to Ft Lewis, Washington. This included taking 77 personnel with the TOC. The shoulder sleeve insignia was approved on 26 Jun 1979. it is a rectangular shield divided vertically in half red and yellow and arced at the top and bottom having centered overall a blue horse's head in profile, all within a red border. Red and yellow are the colors of Field Artillery. The thoroughbred horse's head refers to the horse racing history of Lexington and is blue alluding to the 'Bluegrass State.' The horse resembles a knight chess piece and refers to the Field Artillery mission with the ability to strike behind enemy lines.
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