275th Support Battalion, US Army
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275TH SUPPORT BATTALION, US ARMY
(Coat of Arms)
(Distinctive Unit Insignia)
Shield: Gules, below a fess Or, with one embattled on the top counter embattled with two at the bottom a star consisting of eight lozenges radial and conjoined from center alternating Buff and Azure, detailed and fimbriated of the second.
Crest: That for regiments and separate battalions of the Army Reserve: From a wreath Or and Gules, the Lexington Minute Man Proper. The statue of the Minute Man, Captain John Parker (H.H. Kitson, sculptor) stands on the common in Lexington. Massachusetts. Motto: The Usual unusually well.
Distinctive Unit Insignia, Description: A gold color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 (2.86 cm) in height overall consisting of eight lozenges radial and conjoined from center of alternating budd and blue and above and within a wavy blue scroll, lined gold, ends reversed and split and terminating on the lower side and the upper blue lozenges inscribed "THE USUAL UNUSUALLY WELL" in gold lettering.
Buff (Or) and Scarlet (Gules) are the tradinional colours of Support Units. The Blue parts alludes to the Flag of Delaware, the Battalion's Home State when activated. The Lozenges symbolises constancy. The FEss embattled and counterembattled alludes to strength and support.
The Coat of Arms was approved on 16 September 2006. The Distinctive Unit Insignia was originally approved for the 275th Supply and Service Battlion on 30 January 1970. It was redesignated for the 275th Support Battlion on 16 September 2006.
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Literature: Images from The Institute of Heraldry, US Army.