601st Support Battalion, US Army

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601ST SUPPORT BATTALION, US ARMY

Arms of 601st Support Battalion, US Army

(Coat of Arms)
Arms of 601st Support Battalion, US Army

(Distinctive Unit Insignia)

Official blazon

Shield: Buff, nine billets chevronwise Azure above a dragon's head issuant from base Gules.
Crest: none
Motto: Dragon support.

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: Buff, nine billets chevronwise Azure above a dragon's head issuant from base Gules. Attached below the shield a Blue scroll doubled and inscribed "DRAGON SUPPORT" in Gold.

Origin/meaning

Buff and Red are the colours used by Support Units. The Billets are placed chevronwise symboliseing support, their Blue Colour signify the Aviation Support Mission. The Dragon reflects the Motto of the Battalion.

The Coat of Arms and Distinctive Unit Insignia was both approved on 12 July 1996.


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