341st Medical Battalion, US Army
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341ST MEDICAL BATTALION, US ARMY
(Coat of Arms)
(Distinctive Unit Insignia)
Shield: Argent on a Cross couped Gules and debruised by a bend wavy Sanguine counter charged of the field, two sprigs of laurel bendwise Vert, all within a diminished border of the third
Crest: That for Regiments and Separate Battalions of the Army Reserve: From a wreath Argent and Sanguine, 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: Dedicated to excellence
Distinctive Unit Insignia Description: A silver color metal and enamel device 1 3/16 inches (3,02 cm) in height overall consiting of a red cross bearing a silver wavy diagonal bar throughtout upon a silver disc encircled by a maroon scroll, the enda arising from green laurel branches in base and inscribed "DEDICATED TO EXCELLENCE" in silver letters.
Maroon and white are the colours assosiated with the Medical Corps. The Red Cross symbolises the Medical Role. The Wavy Bend from the Arms of the German Province of the Rhineland, indicated the Units World War II Campaign participation in that location. The laurel symbolises excellence an reflects the Motto of the Battalion.
The Coat of Arms was approved on 3 August 1994. The Distictive Unit Insignia was approved for the 341st Medical Group on 18 May 1982. It was redesignated with description and symbolism revised for the 341st Medical Battalion on 3 August 1994.
Literature: The Institute of Heraldry, US Army.