334th Transportation Battalion, US Army

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334TH TRANSPORTATION BATTALION, US ARMY

Arms of 334th Transportation Battalion, US Army

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

(Distinctive Unit Insignia)

Official blazon

Shield: Per file Gules and Or issuant from base a demi-wheel counterchanged, in chief a tower Azure bearing a fleur-de-lis of the second.
Crest: That for the regiments and separate corps of the Army reserve; From a wreath Or and Gules, the Lexigton Minute Man Proper. The Statue of the Minute Man, Captain John Parker (H.H. Kitson sculptor), stands on the common in Lexington, Massachusetts.
Motto: Victory flows through us.

Distinctive Unit Insignia, Description: A gold metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in height overall consisting of a shield blazoned: Per file Gules and Or issuant from base a demi-wheel counterchanged, in chief a tower Azure bearing a fleur-de-lis of the second. Attached above the shield a Brick Red scroll inscribed "VICTORY FLOWS" and attached below the shield a Brick Red scroll inscribed "THROUGH US" all in gold.

Origin/meaning

Brick Red and Golden Yellow are the Transportation Corps colours. The pile forms a "V" representing victory, and passed throught the wheel, highlighting the unit's motto and mission. The counterchanged colours allude to cooperation and teamwork. The fleur-de-lis and tower commemorate the organization's service during World War II in Central Europe.

The Coat of Arms and Distinctive Unit Insignia was approved on 12 April 2000.

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Literature: The Institute of Heraldry, US Army