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141st Support Battalion, Oregon Army National Guard

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141ST SUPPORT BATTALION, OREGON ARMY NATIONAL GUARD

Arms of 141st Support Battalion, Oregon Army National Guard

(Coat of Arms)
Arms of 141st Support Battalion, Oregon Army National Guard

(Distinctive Unit Insignia)


Official blazon

Shield: Per fess Azure and Gules, in chief a Spanish castle, in base a key palewise and a lion rampant fourcheé, all Argent.
Crest: That for regiments and separate battalions of the Oregon Army National Guard: From a wreath of the colors Argent and Azure, a demi-disc Gules charged with the setting sun with twelve light rays Or (the shoulder sleeve insignia of the 41st Division), behind a beaver sejant Proper.
Motto: Da Mihi Locum (Give To Me A Place).

Distinctive Unit Insignia, Description: A silver color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in eight overall consisting of a shield blazoned: Per fess Azure and Gules, in chief a Spanish castle, in base a key palewise and a lion rampant fourcheé, all Argent. Attached below and to the sides of the shield a Silver scroll inscribed "DA MIHI LOCUM" in Red Letters.

Origin/meaning

The Blue field symbolises the origins as an Infantry Regiment. The Castle denotes service in the Spanish-American War service. The Red field symbolises the Engineer roots, the Key is from the Arms of the City of Angers, France where the 116th Engineer Regiment was stationed during World War I. The Lion is from the Arms of the Belgian City of St Vith, where the Unit distinguished itself during World War II.

The Coat of Arms and Distinctive Unit insignia was originally approved for the 162nd Engineer Combat Battalion on 13 August 1953. The where redesignated for the 141st Support Battalion on 23 July 1968.


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Literature: The Institute of Heraldry, US Army