462nd Transportation Battalion, US Army

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462ND TRANSPORTATION BATTALION, US ARMY

Arms of 462nd Transportation Battalion, US Army

(Coat of Arms)
Arms of 462nd Transportation Battalion, US Army

(Distinctive Unit Insignia)

Official blazon

Shield: Sanguine (Brick Red), on a bend azure fimbriated Or three grabs of the like; on a chief of the last, a wheel of the first spoked Gules fimbriated Argent surmounting a hurt.
Crest: That for regiments and separated battalions of the Army Reserve: From a wreath Or and Sanguine (Brick Red), 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: Dependability supreme

Distinctive Unit Insignia, Description: A gold metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in height overall consisting of a brick red wheel with eight scralet spokes on a blue background and surmounted at lower portion by three gold grabs; all above a blue scroll inscribed "DEPENDABILITY SUPREME" in gold letters.

Origin/meaning

Brick Red and golden yellow are the colours of the Transportation Corps. The wheel, basic symbol of movement, refers to the mission of the organization, The red spokes of the wheel on the blue background simulate the canton from the state flag of Hawaii and allude to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater steamer recieved for service in that area during World War II. the three grabs taken from the civi arms of Trenton, New Jersey, refer to the present location of the Battalion.

The Coat of Arms was approved on 26 November 1996. The Distictive Unit Insignia was approve on 4 February 1971.

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Literature: The Institute of Heraldry, US Army