125th Support Battalion, US Army
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125TH SUPPORT BATTALION, US ARMY
(Coat of Arms)
(Distinctive Unit Insignia)
Shield: Buff, an annulet Azure fimbriated Or charged with five mullets of the like, overall a chevron Gules.
Crest: On a wreath of the colors Or and Buff a mountain peak behind a wreath of laurel and oak Proper tied with a ribband Gules superimposed by a sword and key saltirewise point and wards to base Or, blade Argent.
Motto: Bulldog support
Distinctive Unit Insignia, Description: A Gold color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in height overall consisting of a shield blazoned: Buff, an annulet Azure fimbriated Or charged with five mullets of the like, overall a chevron Gules. Attached to sides of shield a Red scroll inscribed "BULLDOG" to the left and "SUPPORT" to the right in Gold letters.
Buff and scarlet are the Colours traditionally associated with Support Units. The chevron represents support and alludes to the basic mission of the organisation. The wheel refers to historic quartermaster and transportation functions of the unit. The five stars represent campaign participation in Italy during World War II. The Wreath in the Crest is taken from the State Emblem of Italy. The red ribbon alludes to the Meritorious Unit Commendation awarded to the Battalion. The Mountain Peak alludes to the operations in Mountainious Areas of Italy during World War II. The Crossed SWord and Key alludes to the Quartermaster origin of the Battalion.
The Coat of Arms and Distinctive Unit Insignia, was both approved on 19 January 1988.
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Literature: Images from Wikimedia Commons. Information from the Institute of Heraldry, US Army.