402nd Quartermaster Battalion, US Army

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402ND QUARTERMASTER BATTALION, US ARMY

Arms of 402nd Quartermaster Battalion, US Army

(Coat of Arms)
Arms of 402nd Quartermaster Battalion, US Army

(Distinctive Unit Insignia)

Official blazon

Shield: Ermines, on a fer-de-moline Argent, a Yang and Yin symbol Gules and Azure.
Crest: That for regiments and separate battalions of the Army reserve: From a wreath Argent 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: Helping Hands.

Distinctive Unit Insignia, Description: A Silver color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in ehight overall consisting of a shield blazoned as follows: Ermines, on a fer-de-moline Argent, a Yang and Yin symbol Gules and Azure. Attached below and to sides of the shield a Silver scroll inscribed "HELPING HANDS" in Black.

Origin/meaning

The Field of Ermines alludes to the Battalion's European Origin and activities during World War II. The fer-de-moline symbolises the support mission provided by the Unit during the Korean War. The Taeguk alludes to the Korean Presidential Unit Citation awarded to the Battalion.

The Coat of Arms was orignially approved on 22 January 1965. It was cancelled on 14 December 1979 and reinstated on 12 December 1996. The Distinctive Unit Insignia was approved on 20 October 1965. ___________________________________________________________

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Literature: Image from The Institute of Heraldry, US Army