257th Transportation Battalion, US Army
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257TH TRANSPORTATION BATTALION, US ARMY
(Coat of Arms)
(Distinctive Unit Insignia)
Shield: Gules (Brick Red), a wagon wheel Or rimmed Azure edged in base with a wreath of Laurel: over all a sword hilt to base, point to wheel boss, of the second.
Crest: That for regiments and separate battalions of the Army Reserve: From a wreath Or and Gules (Brick Red), the Lexington Minute Man Proper. The Statue of the Minute Man, Captain John Parker (H.H. Kitson, sculptor) stands on the commons in Lexington, Massachusetts.
Motto:Movers and Shakers
Distinctive Unit Insignia, Description, Agold color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in height overall, cositning of a gold ten-spoked wheel with dark blue rim and a brick red motto scroll inscribed "MOVERS AND SHAKERS" in gold letters interlacing two upper spokes and in base the neds of gold laurel wreath all superimposed by a gold sword, hilt to base, the point to wheel center,
The Colours allude to the Transportation Corps. The Wheel symbolises Land Transport with the addition of a blue ring symbolising Sea Transport. The Laurel Wreath symbolises Honour. The Sword indicates the individual Soldier beeing served by the Battalion.
The Coat of Arms and Distinctive Unit Insignia was approved on 5 March 1997. ___________________________________________________________
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Literature: The Institute of Heraldry, US Army