93rd Military Police Battalion, US Army
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93RD MILITARY POLICE BATTALION, US ARMY
(Coat of Arms)
(Distinctive Unit Insignia)
Shield: Quarterly Vert and Argent, within a quatrefoil counterchanged and voided of the field, a column of the second edged at dexter base and sinister chief of the first, surmounted at fess point by two keys in saltire Or, wards upwards edged in second quarter of the first
Crest: From a wreath Argent and Vert, two Vietnamese spears in saltire proper, overall three spears palewise erect, shafts Brûn, garnished Sable, spearheads Or superimposed by a scropion Buff bearing on its abdomen a fusil Gules
Motto: Strike hard, strike fast
Distinctive Unit Insignia, Description: A silver color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) height over all consisting of a quatrefoil shaped background of green. Divided horizontally and vertically in four segments and charged with a vertical silver column behind two gold crossed keys.
The four parts and the quatrefoil symbolized the four campaign streamers awarded to Battalion for the Korean War. The column represent strength and the gold keys security, both elements of concern for the Battalion. The Spears symbolizes campaigns of the Vietnam War. The Scorpion alludes to the Motto and also to Service in Southwest Asia. On the Scorpion is a Fusil symbolizing the Battalion's capability to complete any mission, it is red to indicate the Meritorious Unit Commandation awarded to the Battalion.
The Distinctive Unit Insignia was approved 16 June 1966. It was amended to update the description and symbolism on 8 November 2007. The Coat of Arms was approved 13 December 2007.
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Literature: The Institute of Heraldry, US Army.