92nd Chemical Battalion, US Army

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92ND CHEMICAL BATTALION, US ARMY

Arms of 92nd Chemical Battalion, US Army

(Coat of Arms)
Arms of 92nd Chemical Battalion, US Army

(Distinctive Unit Insignia)

Official blazon

Shield: Azure , a wyvern erect Or, armed. langued and barbed Gules and gorged with a collar , of the like charged with a fleur-de-lis Argent and holding in sinister talon a sword palewise, hilt Gold and blade Argent and theron a pale wavy of the field.
Crest: That for the regiments and separate battalions of the Army Reserve: on a wreath of the colors (Or and Azure) the Lexington Minute Man Proper. The Statue of the Lexington Minute Man , Captain John Parker (H.H. Kitson, sculptor), stands on the Common in Lexington. Massachusetts.
Motto: Hide behind Me.

Distinctive Unit Insignia, Description: A gold color metal an enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in height overall consisting of a blue benzene ring shaped shield bearing a gold wyvern with red tounge, tail, barb claws , and coller, the coller bearing a white fleur-de-lis, and holding a gold hilted sword with white blade bearing a blue vertical wavy bar, attched below a gold scroll inscribed "HIDE BEHIND ME" in blue letters.

Origin/meaning

The Wyvern, a two-legged Dragon, is by virtue of its ability to breath fire, smoke and gas, a symbol of the Chemical Corps mission. The Collar charge with the fleur-de-lis and the sword with a wavy pale represents the Unit's Participation in World War II Campaigns in France and the Rhineland.

The Coat of Arms and Distinctive Unit Insignia, was both approved on 7 November 1985.

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Literature: Images and Information from The Institute of Heraldry, US Army.