1st Transportation Battalion, US Army
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1ST TRANSPORTATION BATTALION, US ARMY
(Distinctive Unit Insignia)
Shield: Azure, a sea horse Or, the dexter paw upholding a pair of wings conjoined Argent.
Motto: First and finest
Distictive Unit Insignia, Description: A gold color metal sea horse, the dexter paw upholding a pair of silver color metal wings conjoined,
the sea horse within in base a three segmented blue scroll inscribed "FIRST AND FINEST" in gold color metal letters. The Device is 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in width.
The Sea Horse holding Wings, symbolizes the Seaborne Aviation Maintenance function of the Battalion.
The Coat of Arms was approved on 2 September 1965. The Distinctive Unit Insignia on 3 November 1965
It was amended to correct the symbolism on 9 February 1970. ___________________________________________________________
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Literature: The Institute of Heraldry, US Army