429th Quartermaster Battalion, US Army

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429TH QUARTERMASTER BATTALION, US ARMY

Arms of 429th Quartermaster Battalion, US Army

(Coat of Arms)
Arms of 429th Quartermaster Battalion, US Army

(Distinctive Unit Insignia)

Official blazon

Shield: Per fess embattled Buff and Celeste a Key ward up and sword hilt down saltirewise Argent, in chief a fleur-de-lis of the second fimbriated of the third.
Crest: That for regiments and separate battalions of the Army reserve: From a wreath Argent and Buff, 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: Key to Battle Support.

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: Per fess embattled Buff and Celeste a Key ward up and sword hilt down saltirewise Argent, in chief a fleur-de-lis of the second fimbriated of the third. Attached above the shield a black scroll inscribed "KEY TO# and attached below the shield a black scroll doubled and inscribed "BATTLE SUPPORT" in silver.

Origin/meaning

Buff and Light Blue are the Colours of thew Quartermaster Corps. The crossed Key and Sword underscore the Battalion's Mission and Motto. The Battlements denote a strong defense4 and commemorate the Unit's campaigns during World War II in teh Rhineland and the European Theater. The Felur-de-Lis is for the campaigns in France.

The Coat of Arms and Distinctive Unit Insignia was both approved on 1 Septemebr 1997. ___________________________________________________________

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