479th Chemical Battalion, US Army

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479TH CHEMICAL BATTALION, US ARMY

Arms of 479th Chemical Battalion, US Army

(Coat of Arms)
Arms of 479th Chemical Battalion, US Army

(Distinctive Unit Insignia)

Official blazon

Shield: Or, an amalgam Sable, above a fountain, all between two arching flames Gules.
Crest: That for the regiments and separate battalions of the Army reserve: From a wreath Or and Sable, the Lexington Minute Man Proper. The Statue of the Minite Man, Captain John Parker (H.H. Kitson, sculptor), stands on the Common in Lexington, Massachusetts.
Motto: Command, Serve, Operate.

Distinctive Unit Insignia, description: A gold colored metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in width over all consisting of a black amalgam above a heraldic fountain (a disc white and blue wavy bands) between two red tongues of flame; all above a gold scroll bearing the motto: "COMMAND, SERVE, OPERATE" in black letters.

Origin/meaning

Cobalt blue and Golden Yellow are the Colours used by Chemical Units. The Amalgam, an ancient chemical sign, and the elements of fire and water symbolise the basic principles of Chemistry and represents the Mission to provide Technical and Operational supervision for Chemical Units under its command.

The Coat of Arms was approved on 18 September 2001, and the distinctive Unit Insignia on 31 May 1967.

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Literature: Images and Information from The Institute of Heraldry, US Army.