113th Engineer Battalion, Indiana Army National Guard

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113TH ENGINEER BATTALION, INDIANA ARMY NATIONAL GUARD

Coat of arms (crest) of the 113th Engineer Battalion, Indiana Army National Guard

Official blazon

Shield: Gules, a triple-towered castle (from the arms of St. Dizier, France) Argent.
Crest: That for the regiments and separate battalions of the Indiana Army National Guard: On a wreath of the colors Argent and Gules, a demi-lion rampant Argent, holding in dexter paw a laurel branch Vert.
Motto: SERVICE AND FIDELITY.

Distinctive Unit Insignia. Description: A silver color metal and enamel device 1 5/32 inches (2.94 cm) in height consisting of the shield, crest and motto of the coat of arms.

Origin/meaning

The silver triple-towered castle, taken from the arms of St. Dizier in France, denotes the World War I service of the organization. The shield is red and the charge is white, the colors of the Corps of Engineers.

The coat of arms was originally approved for the 113th Engineer Regiment, Indiana National Guard on 26 May 1928. It was redesignated for the 113th Engineer Combat Battalion on 19 November 1943. The insignia was redesignated for the 113th Engineer Battalion, Indiana Army National Guard on 23 September 1963. The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved on 26 May 1928, for the 113th Engineer Regiment, Indiana National Guard and consisted of the shield and motto of the coat of arms. The design was changed to include the shield, crest and motto on 5 June 1936. It was redesignated for the 113th Engineer Combat Battalion on 19 November 1943. The insignia was redesignated for the 113th Engineer Battalion, Indiana Army National Guard on 23 September 1963.


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Literature: Image from Wikimedia Commons. Information from The Institute of Heraldry, US Army.