96th Support Battalion, US Army
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96TH SUPPORT BATTALION, US ARMY
(Coat of Arms)
(Distinctive Unit Insignia)
Shield: Buff, a grab Argent, fired proper, charged with a fleur-de-lis Gules.
Crest: On a wreath of the colors Argent and Buff, issuant form flames of fire, a demi-dragon langued Gules, holding between its paws a Taeguk Proper.
Motto: Provision made.
Distinctive Unit Insignia, Description: A Silver color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in height overall consisting of a shield blazoned: Buff, a grab Argent, fired proper, charged with a fleur-de-lis Gules. Attached below the shield a Silver scroll inscribed "PROVISION MADE" in Balck letters.
The burning grab symbolises the origin of the Battalion as a Quartermaster Bakery Battalion. The Dragon symbolises service in Korea and Vietnam. The flames represent the orginal role and contuining support functions. The Taeguk denotes the two Republic of Korea Presidental Unit Citations, awarded to the Battalion.
The Coat of Arms and distinctive Unit Insignia was originally approved for the 96th Quartermaster Battalion on 22 October 1942. The Coat of Arms was rescinded on 30 June 1975 and reinstated with a Crest added for the 96th support Battalion on 1 February 2006. The Distinctive Unit Insignia was redesignated for the 96th Supply and Service Battalion on 27 September 1966. It was redesignated for the 96th Support Battalion on 28 July 2005.
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Literature: The Institute of Heraldry, US Army