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GLWACH

Distinctive Unit Insignia.

Description: A silver color metal and enamel device 1 3/16 inches (3.02cm) in height overall consisting of a silver lozenge with scalloped upper edges bearing on a silver-edged maroon cross throughout a silver cross flory its vertical bar entwined by two silver serpents, all above a tri-parted maroon scroll bearing in silver letters the words "CARE WITH PRIDE."

Symbolism: White (silver) and maroon are the colors associated with the Army Dental Corps. The maroon Greek cross and entwined serpents are traditional symbols of medical aid and refer to General Leonard Wood, who was also a physician. The scalloped edges suggest the terrain of the Ozark Mountain area and further simulate the outline of an Indian arrowhead in allusion to the unit's home area. The cross flory alludes to the French influence in the area, the name Ozark itself being of French derivation.

Background: The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 23 Oct 1981.


History:

ROLL DENTAL CLINIC- Bldg 1608 Nebraska Ave.
Renovated October 1999

The facility is named for Lieutenant Colonel Corliss J. Roll
Born: 12 October 1924 - Hamilton, Ohio
Died: 7 March 1964 - Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri
He entered on active duty in the Army Air Corps on 5 December 1943, as a bomber pilot on a four engine aircraft and served until 8 September 1945.
He participated in 35 combat missions in the European, African, Middle Eastern theater of operations.
He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Air Medal with 3 oak leaf clusters.
After the war, he studied dentistry and re-entered the military service in July 1950 as a dental officer.
He served overseas in Korea and the Panama Canal Zone.
He was a diplomat of the American Board of Oral Surgery.
He had also won the Mosby Surgical Award as a Dental School Senior in 1950, while a student in the Army Senior Dental Student Program at the University of Indiana School of Dentistry.


HARPER DENTAL CLINIC- Bldg 500 4th &Virginia St
Dedicated April 1977
Renovated November 2001

The facility is named for Brigadier General Neal Anthony Harper
Dental Corps, United States Army
Born: 22 August 1892 - Kansas City, Missouri
Died: 22 September 1970 - Columbus, Ohio
A distinguished Army Dentist, Lawyer, Teacher & Scholar
He shall be remembered as a humanitarian educator and concerned leader for his forty five years of distinguished service to country and profession.