2nd Support Battalion, US Army

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2ND SUPPORT BATTALION, US ARMY

Arms of 2nd Support Battalion, US Army

(Coat of Arms)

(Distinctive Unit Insignia)


Official blazon

Origin/meaning

The Buff Field, the main Colour of Quartermaster Units, indicates origin of the Battalion as the 2nd Division Quartermaster Train. The Bend is taken from the Arms of Lorraine alludes to service in this Province during World War I. The Gear Wheel in the Crest symbolises Motor Transport and the Horse's Head Horse-drawn Transport.

The Coat of Arms was originally approved for the 2nd Division Quartermaster Train on 16 April 1929. It was redesignated for the 2nd Quartermaster Regiment on 1 April 1936 and for the 2nd Quartermaster Battalion on 26 February 1940. It was rescinded on 4 August 1958. It was reinstated and redesignated for the 2nd Supply and Transport Battalion on 22 April 1963. Redesignated for the 2nd Support Battalion on 16 October 1989.

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Literature: The Institute of Heraldry, US Army