106th Transportation Battalion, US Army

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106TH TRANSPORTATION BATTALION, US ARMY

Coat of arms (crest) of the 106th Transportation Battalion, US Army

Official blazon

Shield: Gules (Brick Red) , within a vol Or (Golden Yellow) charged at the tips with fleurs-de-lis of the first, a wagon wheel Or, in chief three fleurs-de-lis arched of the like.
Crest From a wreath Or and Gules (Brick Red), an annulet enclosing a cinquefoil of the like bearing a bezant charged with a cross paty Sable.
Motto: Primus inter pares (First among equals)

Origin/meaning

Brick Red and Golden Yellow are the colours of Transportation units. The wings and the wheel symbolises rapid and efficient transportation by wheeled vehicles. The five fleur-de-lis symbolises the five campaigns in Europe during World War II. The annulet and cinquefoil symbolises a wheel, the five petals of the cinquefoil also alluds to the five World War II campaigns. The Black cross symbolises service on German soil in World War II. The Coat of Arms was approved on 13 May 1993 and amended to add a Crest on 12 May 1998.


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