229th Support Battalion, Maryland Army National Guard
229TH SUPPORT BATTALION, MARYLAND ARMY NATIONAL GUARD
(Coat of Arms)
(Distinctive Unit Insignia)
Shield: Argent between a Korean Taeguk Gules and Azure and a sinister hand couped at the wrist of the second, a pile reversed and arched of the third charged with a representation of the Battle of Baltimore Monument Or; on a chief paly of six of the last and Sable a bend counterchanged.
Crest: That for regiments and separate battalions of the Maryland Army National Guard: On a wreath of the colors, Argent and Gules, a cross bottony per cross quarterly Gules and Argent.
Motto: Lotalty, Duty, Service.
Distinctive Unit insignia, Description: A gold metal and enamel device 1 1/4 inches (3.18 cm) in height overall, blazoned: Argent between a Korean Taeguk Gules and Azure and a sinister hand couped at the wrist of the second, a pile reversed and arched of the third charged with a representation of the Battle of Baltimore Monument Or; on a chief paly of six of the last and Sable a bend counterchanged. Sttsched below the shield a Gold scroll inscribed "LOYALTY DUTY SERVICE" in black letters.
The chief of the shield is from the Flag of Maryland, denoting the Battalion's Home State. The Red Hand symbolises service in World War I, for which the French Croix de Guerre with Palm was awarded. The Monument symbolises origin in 1879 as the Monumental City Guards. The Blue background symbolises service in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater during World War II. The Taeguk refer to service in the Korean War 1951 to the Summer of 1953. For which the Korean Presidental Unit Citation was awarded.
The Coat of Arms and Distinctive Unit Insignia was oroginaly approved for the 229th Supply and Transport Battalion on 15 December 1967. They was rescinded on 7 May 1976 and reinstated on 18 March 1987. They was redesignated with description and symbolism revised for the 229th Supply Battalion on 28 September 1992. Literature: Images from The Institute of Heraldry, US Army.