208th Finance Battalion, US Army

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208TH FINANCE BATTALION, US ARMY

Coat of arms (crest) of the 208th Finance Battalion, US Army

Official blazon

Shield: Lozengy fesswise Or and Silver Gray, issuant from base a tower Sable charged with a double-warded key bow to base of the first.
Crest: From a wreath Or and Silver Gray a bundle of five spears Sable, overall a lozenge of the first charged with a fleur-de-lis Azure and in base a laurel wreath Vert.
Motto: Service pay support

Origin/meaning

Silver gray and golden yellow are the colours traditionally associated with Finance units. The lozengy field suggests the Finance Corps insignia of branch and underscores the unit's pay and procurement missions, The tower symbolises defense and commemorates the organizations' baptism of fire in Europe during World War II. The Key recalls control of funds and represents security. The spears honours the unit's five campaigns during World War II. The gold lozenge refers to the insignia of branch; the blue fleur-de-lis commemorates the organization's Northern France and Central Europe campaigns. Laurel symbolizes honour and high achivement. The Coat of Arms was approved 20 March 1995.

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Literature: The Institute of Heraldry, US Army