112th Military Police Battalion, Mississippi, Army National Guard

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112TH MILITARY POLICE BATTALION, MISSISSIPPI, ARMY NATIONAL GUARD

Arms of 112th Military Police Battalion, Mississippi, Army National Guard

Arms of 112th Military Police Battalion, Mississippi, Army National Guard

(Distinctive Unit Insignia)

Official blazon

Shield: Or, an arrowhead point up per pale Gules and Azure surmounted by a spear, palewise point to chief Vert fimbriated Argent barb of the last,
overall a pair of Barongs in saltire of the like, all within a brodure Green.
Crest: That for regiments and separate battalions of the Mississippi Army National Guard: From a wreath Or and Vert, a slip of magnolia full flower
with leaves Proper behind a trident Sable.
Motto: Guardians of honour

Distictive Unit Insignia, Description: A silver color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) inches in width consisting of a red and blue arrowhead
surmounted by a spearhead of white affixed to a green shaft overall two silver color metal Barongs in saltire. Attached below the device a silver metal scroll inscribed
"GUARDIANS OF HONOUR" in black letters.

Origin/meaning

The Arrowhead alludes to the Battalion's participation in the Landing on New Guinea during World War II. The crossed Barongs alludes to action in the Philippines during World War II.
The Colours red, white and blue represent the award of the Philippine Presidental Unit Citation. The Colour Blue further indicates the award of the US Presidental Unit Citation.
Green and Yellow are the Colours of the Military Police. The Spear alludes to the capabilities of the Battalion.


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Literature: The Institute of Heraldry