330th Transportation Battalion, US Army
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330TH TRANSPORTATION BATTALION, US ARMY
(Coat of Arms)
(Distinctive Unit Insignia)
Shield: Gules (Brick Red), a stylized Philippine sun Or (Golden Yellow) charged with a sea lion grasping a sword Azure.
Crest: From a wreath Or (Goleden Yellow) and Gules (Brick Red), apair of wings displayed Argent (Silver Gray) between two two stylized wheels of the first each bearing a torteau fimbriated Or (Golden Yellow), all surmounted in base by a palm frond fesswise Proper.
Motto: Heart of the Dragon
Distinctive Unit Insignia, Description: A gold color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in height consisting of a brick red disc bearing a gold stylized Philippine sun charged with a blue Philippine sea lion, overall in base two red scrolls doubled brick red, one above the the other, the top scroll inscribed "HEAT OF" and the bottom scroll inscribed "THE DRAGON" in gold letters.
The Philippine Sun represents the unit's campaigns and decorations during World War II. The Sea lion symbolizes unit's area of operations and service during World War II. The Stylized Wheels movement control, the mission of the Battalion. The area between the wheels alludes to the Panama Canal. The Palm frond represents the unit's participation in Southwest Asia campaigns. The Wings alludes to the connection whit the XVIII Airborne Corps.
The Coat of Arms was approved on 16 October 2000. The Distinctive Unit Insignia was originally approved for the 330th Transportation Center on 11 May 1992. It was redesignation for the 330th Transportation Battalion on 16 October 2000.
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Literature: The Institute of Heraldry, US Army