84th Ordnance Battalion, US Army
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84TH ORDNANCE BATTALION, US ARMY
(Coat of Arms)
(Distinctive Unit Insignia)
Shield: Per chevron enhanced Or and Gules (Crimson), in chief flames radiating from fess point Gules overall the silhouette of a key ward up issuing from a grenade Sable fimbriated of the first.
Crest: From a wreath Or and Gules (Crimson) between two laurel branches five demi-spears radiating from base Proper supporting a shield Or charged with a fleur-de-lis Sable; a bordure embattled Gules, between each merlon a pellet.
Motto: Prepared Anytime
Distinctive Unit Insignia, Description: A gold color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm)in height overall consisting of a black key with bow in base simulating a granade and the stem emitting at the top a five-tongued crimson flame all in front of an extending over a crimson equilateral triangle apex upward and encircled by a black scroll inscribed "PERPARED ANYTIME" in yellow letters.
The Colours are those of the Ordnance Corps. The five-tongoued flame symbolizes the five European Campaign Awards from World War II awarded the Battalion. The award for Army of Occupation of Germany is respresented by the Key. The Key also indicates descent from the 84th Quartermaster Battalion. The Grenade and Flames also allude to the Command and Supervision over ammunition Units and control of Explosive items. The chevron indicates support capabilities. The Spears of the Crest indicate the Five campaign participation credits awarded the Unit for Central Europe in World War II. The embattlement and fleur-de-lis refer to France and Northern Europe Aera of Operations during World War II. The Pellets alludes to munitions. The Shield represent protection and defence. The Colours yellow, green, and red highlight the Army superior Unit Award , the Battlion earned 1990-1991. The Laurel Branches indicates high achievement and a job well done. The Distinctive Unit Insignia was approved 31 March 1967 and the Coat of Arms 26 April 2007.
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Literature: The Institute of Heraldry, US Army.