266th Quartermaster Battalion, US Army
266TH QUARTERMASTER BATTALION, US ARMY
(Coat of Arms)
(Distinctive Unit Insignia)
Shield: Azure, between five bezants a bar wavy Argent cottised potenté Or.
Motto: THE PROVIDERS.
Distinctive Unit Insignia. Description: A gold color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86cm) in height overall, consisting of the shield and motto of the coat of arms blazoned: Azure, between five bezants a bar wavy Argent cottised potenté Or. Attached below the shield a gold scroll inscribed "THE PROVIDERS" in blue letters
The wavy bar represents the Rhineland and the gold bars between the five gold roundels are symbolic of direct support of combat troops throughout five campaigns in Italy, France and Germany.
The arms were approved on 4 May 1964. The Distinctive Unit Insignia was originally approved for the 266th Quartermaster Battalion on 4 May 1964. It was redesignated on 27 December 1966 for the 266th Supply and Service Battalion. The insignia was redesignated and the description amended on 9 October 1986 for the 266th Quartermaster Battalion.
Literature: Images and Information from The Institute of Heraldry, US Army.