180th Medical Battalion, US Army
180TH MEDICAL BATTALION, US ARMY
(Coat of Arms)
(Distinctive Unit Insignia)
Shield: Sanguine, a cross fleury Argent charged at center with a fountain.
Crest: That for the regiments and separate battalions of the Army Reserve: From a wreath Argent and Sanguine, the Lexington Minute Man Proper.
Motto: HERE TO SERVE.
Distinctive Unit Insignia. Description: A silver color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86cm) in height overall consisting of a shield blazoned: Sanguine, a cross fleury Argent charged at center with a fountain. Attached below the shield a blue scroll inscribed, "HERE TO SERVE" in silver.
Maroon and white are the colors traditionally used by the Medical Corps. The cross symbolizes medicine and aid; its four arms terminate in fleurs-de-lis, and it bears an heraldic fountain, denoting water or a river, commemorating the unit's five campaigns and war service during World War II.
The Coat of Arms and Distinctive Unit Insignia was approved on 16 September 1995.
Literature: The Institute of Heraldry, US Army.