354th Transportation Battalion, US Army
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354TH TRANSPORTATION BATTALION, US ARMY
(Coat of Arms)
(Distinctive Unit Insignia)
Shield: Azure, a whell Sanguine (Brick Red) fimbriated and spoked Or surmounted by an Okinawan Sai point to base of the last charged overall with a fountain at the hub.
Crest: That for regiments and separated battalions of the Army Reserve: From a wreath Or and Azure, 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: Service honor.
Distinctive Unit Insignia, Discription: A gold metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in ehight overall consisting of a brick red wheel with four spokes saltirewise bearing at the hub a disk composed of five wavy bars alternately blue and white, and overall extending perpendicularly slightly above and below the wheel a gold Okinawian Sai, blade to base, between the inscription on the wheel rim "SERVICE" on the left and "HONOR" on the right in gold letters.
The Okinawan Sai a weapon symbolise the Ryukyus Campaign during World War II. The Fountain symbolises the Battalion's Water Terminal mission. The origins as a Port Battalion in Hawaii, is symbolised by the Fountain and the Wheel.
The Coat of Arms was approved on 3 October 1996 and The Distinctive Unit Insignia on 15 March 1971.
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Literature: The Institute of Heraldry, US Army