191st Ordnance Battalion, US Army

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191ST ORDNANCE BATTALION, US ARMY

center Arms of 191st Ordnance Battalion, US Army
(Coat of Arms)
center Arms of 191st Ordnance Battalion, US Army
(Distinctive Unit Insignia)

Official blazon

Shield: Sable, an arrowhead surmounting the apex of three arrow shafts Or; the shafts enflamed Gules.
Crest: From a wreath Or and Sable, and oriental dragon statant regardant to dexter of the first, overall a separ between two radiating bamboo spears Proper supporting a pellet fimbriated Argent charged with a fleur-de-lis of the first.
Motto: Firepower for landpower

Distictive Unit Insignia, Description: A gold metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86cm) in height overall consisting of a single arrowhead surmounting the apex of three shafts enveloped by a crimson flame. Their feathered ends conjoined at base and enclosed by a scroll inscribed with the words "FIREPOWER FOR LANDPOWER" in black letters.

Origin/meaning

The three arrows are symbols of conventional ans special ammunition and guided missile support companies over which the Battalion provides command and andministrative, tactical and technical supervision. The flame alludes to the Ordnance Corps Insignia and further refers to the Unit's World War II service in Normandy and Northern France. Black refers to ammunition and the clours of the explosive mixture of gunpowder. The Orinetal Dragon in the Crest aaludes to service in Vietnam, the Bamboo Spears alludes to the two Decorations earned in that War. The Spear symbolizes the Army superior Unit Award earned 1990-1991. Th eblack roundel alludes to the Bomb in the Insignia of the Ordnance Corps. The Fleur-de-lis indicates service in Normandy and Northern France. The Distictive Unit insignia was approved 11 May 1966 and the coat of Arms on 25 May 2001.

Literature: The Institute of Heraldry, US Army.