205th Transportation Battalion, US Army
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205TH TRANSPORTATION BATTALION, US ARMY
(Coat of Arms)
(Distinctive Unit Insignia)
Shield: Per Chevron, Or and Gules (Brick Red), a sphere gridlined and counterchanged, on a chief of the second a winged gyroscope Argent.
Crest: Ona wreath of the colors, Or and Gules (Brick Red), a wheel of five spokes Buff surmounted by a spearhead point up, Sable charged with a goute d'or and interlaced by a crescent of Scarlet.
Motto: Facile Princeps (Easily the Best)
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: Per Chevron, Or and Gules (Brick Red), a sphere gridlined and counterchanged, on a chief of the second a winged gyroscope Argent.
Brick Red and yellowe are the Colours of the Transportation Corps, The Winged Gyroscope (an instrument used in aircraft maintenance of stabilization and equilibrium) symbolises the Arcraft Maintenace role of the Battalion. The Globe symbolises the worldwide mission and the chevron the supporting role of the Battalion. The Cresecent symbolises service in Tunisia during World War II, and the Spearhead symbolises the Landing in SicilyThe Drop of gold symbolises the former role as a Quartermaster Gasoline Supply Battalion. The Wheel symbolises the Transportation role.
The Coat of Arms was approved on 16 February 1979 and the Distinctive Unit Insignia on 28 May 1981. ___________________________________________________________
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Literature: The Institute of Heraldry, US Army