190th Transportation Battalion, Indiana Army National Guard
190TH TRANSPORTATION BATTALION, INDIANA ARMY NATIONAL GUARD
(Coat of Arms)
(Distinctive Unit Insignia)
Shield: Per chevron reversed wavy Azure (Orinetal Blue) and Or (Golden yellow) in chgief two muskets saltirewise counterchanged, overall an equilateral triangel point up gules (Brick Red) bearing between three mullets with each point in angle, a covered wagon viewed from rear of the second with a canvas Argentenbellished of the third.
Crest: The fro regiments and separate battalions of the Indiana Army National Guard: From a wreath Or (Golden Yellow) and Azure (Oriental blue), a demi-lion rampant Argent, holding in dexter paw a laurel branch Vert.
Motto: We deliver
Distinctive Unit Insignia, Description: A gold color metal and enamel device 1 1/4 inches (3.18 cm) in height consiting of a brick red equilateral triangel one point up bearing between three gold stars, one in each angle a covered wagon viewed from the rear, gold with white canvas; all above and in front of a blue scrolls inscribed "WE DELIVER" in gold letters.
Brick red and golden yellow are the barnch colors of the Transportation Corps. The equilateral triangle with three gold stars are adaped from the seal of the Preseident of the Philippines , commemorates the Philippine Presidental Unit Citation awarded the Unit in World War II. The Stars also symbolises action in France during World War I and in the Solomon Islands and on Luzon during World War II. The Covered Wagon alludes to the Transport Mission. It also refers to South Bend, the Home Station of the Battalion where such Wagons was manufactured. The Wavy partition further alludes to South Bend, which got its name from the curve of the St Joseph River. The Muskets refers to the Infantry Roots of the Battalion.
The arms were approved on 13 November 2006. The Distinctive Unit Insigna was first approved for the 538th Transportation Battalion on 28 May 1970. It was rescinded on 22 April 1977. It was reinstated and redesignated for the 190th Transportation Battalion and symbolism updated on 13 November 2006. Literature: The Institute of Heraldry, US Army