485th Quartermaster Battalion, US Army

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485TH QUARTERMASTER BATTALION, US ARMY

Arms of 485th Quartermaster Battalion, US Army

(Coat of Arms)
Arms of 485th Quartermaster Battalion, US Army

(Distinctive Unit Insignia)

Official blazon

Shield: Celeste (Light blue), a key palewise bow to base between a grab and cornucopia Or, chief wavy Buff an arrow Sable fesswise point to dexter.
Crest: That for regiments and separate battalions of the Army reserve: From a wreath Or and Celeste, 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: Abundautia copiae (Abundant Supplies to Troops).

Distinctive Unit Insignia, Description: A gold color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in height overall consisting of a shield blazoned: Celeste (Light blue), a key palewise bow to base between a grab and cornucopia Or, chief wavy Buff an arrow Sable fesswise point to dexter. Attached below the shield is a black scroll inscribed "ABUNDAUTIA COPIAE" in gold.

Origin/meaning

Buff and Light Blue are the colours associated with Quartermaster Units. The Wheat alludes to the Unit's heritage as a Bakery Unit. The Cornucopia represents sustainment support. The Key is taken from the Insignia of the Quartermaster Corps. The Arrow highlights arms support.

The Coat of Arms and Distinctive Unit Insignia was both approved on 4 August 1998. ___________________________________________________________

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