375th Support Battalion, US Army
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375TH SUPPORT BATTALION, US ARMY
(Coat of Arms)
(Distinctive Unit Insignia)
Shield: Or (Golden Yellow), a saltire couped Gules surmounted by a fountain inverted, in chief a fleur-de-lis Azure; all within a bordure of the second (Brick Red).
Crest: That for regiments and separate battalions of the Army Reserve: From a wreath Or (Golden Yellow) and Gules, 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: Strength with mobility.
Distinctive Unit Insignia, description: A gold metal and enamel device 1 3/16 inches (3.02 cm) in height overall consisting of a scralet saltire surmounted by a heraldic fountain with a blue fleur-de-lis between the upper arms of the saltire, all above a brick red scroll terminating beneath the upper arms of the saltire and inscribed "STRENGTH WITH MOBILITY" in gold letters.
The Transportation Corps lineage of the Battalion is represented by the colours brick red and golden yellow. The Saltire symbolises a roadway intersection and motor transportation. The Fountain symbolises waterways, shipping and ports. Together they represents the lineage of the Battalion. The Fleur-de-lis symbolises service in Northern France during World War II. The red Colour also refer to the award of the Meritorious Unit Commendation streamer inscribed "EUROPEAN THEATER".
The Coat of Arms was approved on 17 September 2006. The Distinctive Unit Insignia was originally approved for the the 375th Transportation Group on 4 May 1976. It was redesignated for the 375th Support Battalion on 17 September 2006.
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Literature: Images and further Information from The Institute of Heraldry, US Army.