828th Transportation Battalion, US Army
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828TH TRANSPORTATION BATTALION, US ARMY
(Coat of Arms)
(Distinctive Unit Insignia)
Shield: Or, an annulet Gules (Brick Red) charged with two lightning bolts of the first, ovaerall a quill Azure rachis and barb Argent superimposed by a heraldic fountain.
Crest: That for regiments and separated battalions of the Army Reserve: From a wreath Or and Gules (Brick Red), 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: We drive for excellence.
Distinctive Unit Insignia, Description: A Gold color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in height overall consiting of a vertical blue quill with gold shaft surmounted by a heraldic fountain all in front of a brick red annulet bearing two gold lightning flashes.
Brick Red and golden yellow are the colours of the Transportation Corps. The Fountain symbolize water and the quill is a medival symbol of authority; together they refer to the overall mission. The annulet, simulating a wheel, is symbolic of the Corps and indicative of unity. The Flashes indicated speed and efficiency and allude to the technological process involved in the unit's capabilities.
The Coat of Arms was approved on 18 November 1996. The Distinctive Unit Inisignia was approved on 1 November 1971.
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Literature: The Institute of Heraldry, US Army