766th Transportation Battalion, US Army
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766TH TRANSPORTATION BATTALION, US ARMY
(Coat of Arms)
(Distinctive Unit Insignia)
Shield: Or, a saltire surmounted by a palet and a barrulet wavy Gules (Brick Red), all charged with a felur-de-lis of the first, on a chief of the second a railroad track fesswise Argent, charged with two wheels Yellow.
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.
Distinctive Unit Insignia, description: A gold color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in height overall consisting of a gold disc charged throuhout with four brick red stripes - two saltirewise crossed by a vertical stripe and a wavy horizintal stripe - surmounted in the cneter by a gold fleur-de-lis, all enclosed within a wide gold border charged with a circiular black rairoad track surmounted by four gold truck wheels extending over th outer rim of the border, one respectively in the upper left and right and similary in base.
Brick Red and golden yellow are the colours of the Transportation Corps. The Railway Track alludes to service in Europe in World War II as a Railway Shop Battalion. The Truck Wheels thogether with the straight stripes symbolises Road Transport. The conjoined stripes symbolises location in Evansville, Indiana, alluding to the State Motto of Indiana "The Crossroads of America".
The coat of Arms was approved on 2 February 1998 and the distinctive Unit Insignia on 24 July 1972. ___________________________________________________________
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Literature: The Institute of Heraldry, US Army