348th Transportation Battalion, US Army
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348TH TRANSPORTATION BATTALION, US ARMY
(Coat of Arms)
(Distinctive Unit Insignia)
Shield: Per fess wavy Gules (Brick Red) semé of rooks Or, and Azure, in base a bar wavy Argent, over all an annulet Sable fimbriated White, entouring a bezant charged with a mullet of the last.
Crest: That for the regiments and separate corps of the Army reserve; From a wreath Or and Gules (Brick Red), 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: Logistics over the shore.
Distinctive Unit Insignia, Description: A gold color and enamel device 1 3/16 inches (3.02 cm) in hieght overall consisting of a gold backgraound shape simulating a chess rook surmounted by a disc the upper half red (brick red) and the lower half consisting of three undulatory bars, one white between two blue, bearing in center overall a white five-pointed star on a gold disc within a black ring, in base a semi-circular red scroll folded back and up behind the chess rook, inscribed "LOGISTCS OVER SHORE" in gold letters.
Brick Red and Golden Yellow are the colours of the Transportation Corps. The rook symbolizes the agility of the unit personnel to provide transportation on whatever is needed to whereever it's needed. The Blue and white wavy field reflects the unit's functions in command and control of water terminal operations. The Circular objects suggest a tire and denote the Battalion's mobility. The star associates the unit with the State of Texas where the Battalion's Headquarters is located (in the City of Houston).
The Coat of Arms was approved on 9 July 1997 and the Distinctive Unit Insignia on 11 September 1970. ___________________________________________________________
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Literature: The Institute of Heraldry, US Army