729th Transportation Battalion, US Army
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729TH TRANSPORTATION BATTALION, US ARMY
(Coat of Arms)
(Distinctive Unit Insignia)
Shield: Per bend Or and Gules sideview of locomotive from sinister counterchanged.
Crest: That for regiments and separated battalions of the Army Reserve: From a wreath Or and Gules, 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: Equites Ferri (Iron Horsemen).
Distinctive Unit insignia, Description: A Goeld metala nd enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in height overall consisting of a shield blazoned: Per bend Or and Gules sideview of locomotive from sinister counterchanged. Attached below and to teh sides of the shield a Gold scroll inscribed "EQUITES FERRI" in Red letters.
The Shield is in the colours of the Transportation Corps. The Locomotive symbolises the functions of the Battalion.
The Coat of Arms and Distinctive Unit Insignia was originally approved on 8 February 1952 for the 729th Transportation Railway Operating Battalion. They was redesignated for the 729th Transportation Battalion on 6 September 1960.
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Literature: The Institute of Heraldry, US Army