170th Military Police Battalion, Georgia Army National Guard
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170TH MILITARY POLICE BATTALION, GEORGIA ARMY NATIONAL GUARD
(Coat of Arms)
(Distinctive Unit Insignia)
Shield: Vert, a Gothic arch Or masoned Sable, voided Gules, environing a fleur-de-lis of the second throughout, charged with a pellet surmounted by the wavy beam of a balance of the last
Crest: That for the regiments and separate battalions of the Georgia Army National Guard: From a wreath Or and Vert, a boar's head erased Gules, in the mouth an oak branch os the second fructed of the first
Motto: First in peace and war
Distinctive Unit Insignia, Description: A gold color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in height overall consisting of a gold Gothic arch, the opening divided vertically green and scarlet and bearing throughout a gold fleur-de-lis, surmounted at center by a black disc behind a pair of gold scales with a wavy beam level, and extending beyond disc and the scale pans terminating at base of arch, the arch inscribed at top "FIRST IN PEACE AND WAR" in black letters.
Greeen and Yellow are the colours of the Military Police. The Gothic arch symbolises the Ardennes-Alsace, Rhineland and Central Europe Campaigns during World War II. Red and green refer to the French Croix de Guerre for action along the Moselle River, represented by the wavy beam. The Fleur-de-lis symbolises the Normandy and Northern France Campaigns. The Black disc and the Red and Yellow colours of the Artillery, symbolises the former designation as Artillery.
The Coat of Arms was approved on 10 May 2006.
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Literature: The Institute of Heraldry, US Army.