71st Transportation Battalion, US Army

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71ST TRANSPORTATION BATTALION, US ARMY

Arms of 71st Transportation Battalion, US Army

(Coat of Arms)
Arms of 71st Transportation Battalion, US Army

(Distinctive Unit Insignia)


Official blazon

Shield: Or issunat from base a broad arrow Gules (Brick Red) charged with a pile reversed bearing a pomeis charged with a bezant surmounted with three bars wavy Azure.
Crest: From a wreath Or and Gules (Brick Red),a winged Philippine Sun of the first charged with three bars one triparted Azure, Argent and Gules between tow bars of the last.
Motto: Full speed ahead.

Distinctive Unit Insignia, Description: A gold colored metal and enamel device 1 5/16 inches (3.33 cm) in height overall consiting of a broad arrow, gold with red barbs, issuing from green disc bearing a roundel divided into six wavy gold and blue bands, the arrow point terminating on the center of a gold Philippine sun, all above a gold scroll, the ends extended in the shape of wings, and supporting the sun, bearing the inscription "FULL SPEED AHEAD" in red letters.

Origin/meaning

Brick Red and Yellow are the colours of the Transportation Corps. The Broad Arrow represents flight. The Green disc denotes land. The wavy disc dentoes water. Together they symbolises Air, Sea and Land Transport. The Philippine Sun denotes service in the Philippines during World War II. The tricolour bar symbolises the Philippine Republic Presidental Unit Citation awarded for the Assault Landing on Luzon during World War II. The Red bars symbolise the two Meritorious Unit Commandations awarded for Service in Vietnam. The Wings symbolise the Battalion's swift transportation service.

The Coat of Arms was approved on 9 July 1997 and the Distinctive Unit Insignia on 6 July 1966. ___________________________________________________________

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Literature: The Institute of Heraldry, US Army