261st Medical Battalion, US Army

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261ST MEDICAL BATTALION, US ARMY

Coat of arms (crest) of the 261st Medical Battalion, US Army

Official blazon

Origin/meaning

The Fleur-de-lis symbolises service in France, the Chevronwise partition line symbolises the Mountaineous Terrain in the Neaples-Rome Area, where the Battalion served during world War II. The Crest further symbolises service in Italy by using the Italian Green-White and Red Colours. The Snak from the Rod of Aesculapius symbolise the Medical Role and the Armoured Fist the Military Role.

The Coat of Arms was approved on 8 July 1992.


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Literature: Image from The Institute of Heraldry, US Army