"The new fighting force soon received the honor of its own special moniker: Spearhead. Nearly 600 Marines submitted entries to design a shoulder insignia expressing this name. The winning design, created by a lieutenant named Fergus Young, was a scarlet shield and gold V, pierced by a spearhead of blue."
Wasn't it the Commandant's home? Not sure the Marine Barracks was there at the time. :| These days,I know it's considered one and the same but it is a separate building at the location, about a block away from each other.