97th Quartermaster Battalion, US Army

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Arms of 97th Quartermaster Battalion, US Army

(Coat of Arms)

(Distinctive Unit Insignia)

Official blazon

Shield: Azure, on a bend wavy or between two fleurs-de-lis of the like a bendlet sable.
Crest: On a wreath of the colors (or and azure) a lion passant guardant of the second grasping a stalk of wheat gules.
Motto: Petroleum power victory.


The Gold Wavy band is from the Arms of the Province of the Rhineland, and symbolise to the Battalion's service in Germany and Central Europe during World War II. The smaller black band symbolises petroleum "the black gold" and is indicative of the Battalion's mission in storing and distributing petroleum and petroleum products. The Fleurs-de-lis symbolises campaings in Northern France and Ardennes-Alsace. Ther lion in the Crest Symbolises the Baptism of Fire during the Normandy Landings in 1944. The Stalk of Wheat symbolises the Unit's Bakery Mission during World War II. It is coloured Red to represent the streamer of the Meritorious Unit Commandation, which was awarded for service in the European Theater.


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