334th Quartermaster Battalion, US Army

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334TH QUARTERMASTER BATTALION, US ARMY

Arms of 334th Quartermaster Battalion, US Army

(Coat of Arms)
Arms of 334th Quartermaster Battalion, US Army

(Distinctive Unit Insignia)

Official blazon

Shield: Buff, two tilting-spears butts flory saltirewise Argent between two gutte de poix in fess overall a pale Celeste.
Crest: That for regiments and separate battalions of the Army reserve: From a wreath Argent and Buff, 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: Fueling the fight.

Distinctive Unit Insignia, Description: A silver color metal and enamel shield 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in ehight overall blazoned: Buff, two tilting-spears butts flory saltirewise Argent between two gutte de poix in fess overall a pale Celeste (Light Blue), enclosed at the bottom by a black scroll "FUELING THE FIGHT" in silver.

Origin/meaning

Buff and Light Blue are the colour associated to Quartermaster Battalions. The Pale allude to the Rhineland and Central Europe. The flory symbolises the campaign in Ardennes-Alsace. The Gutte de poix symbolise petroleum functions of the Battalion. The tiliting-spears represent military strength and readiness.

The Coat of Arms and Distinctive Unit Insignia was both approved on 2 June 1998. ___________________________________________________________

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