28th Transportation Battalion, US Army

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28TH TRANSPORTATION BATTALION, US ARMY

Arms of 28th Transportation Battalion, US Army

Arms of 28th Transportation Battalion, US Army

(Distinctive Unit Insignia)


Official blazon

Shield: Buff, a griffin sejant Gules, with dexter paw resting upon an hourglass Azure, all fimbriated Or.
Crest: From a wreath Or and Buff, six demi-spears radiating from base Proper a chevron embattled flory Azure charged with a decresent Argent overall at base
two laurel branches fesswise Vert tied at center Gules
Motto: En temps (On time)

Distinctive Unit Insignia, Description : A gold color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86cm) in height overall consiting of a shield blazoned:
Buff, a griffin sejant Gules, with dexter paw resting upon an hourglass Azure, all fimbriated Or. Attached below the shield is a Gold scroll inscribed "EN TEMPS" in black.


Origin/meaning

The Buff field symbolises the Roots of the Unit as part of the Quartermaster Corps. The Griffin indicates the activities of the Battalion.
The Hourglass is indicative of the aim to get there "on time". The Spears symbolises the Unit's Campaigns of World War II i Germany, France and Northern Africa.
Service in Soutern France is symbolised by the Fleur-de-lis, the chevron denotes support, the colour blue alludes to the Rhine River. The embattlement is indicative
of the Castles of Rhineland. The Laurel symbolises honour and achievement, its green colour alludes to the Campaigns i Italy during World War II.
The Crescent symbolises service in North Africa. The Distictive Unit Insignia and Coat of Arms was originaly approved for the 28th Quartermaster Regiment on 24 December 1941.
The was redesignated for the 28th Transportation Truck Battalion on 13 April 1951and on 7 June 1962 for the 28th Transportation Battalion. The Coat of Arms was rescinded/callelled
on 7 June 1962. The Coat of Arms was reinstated and redesignated for the 28th Transportation Battalion on 19 September 1995, it was amended to include a crest on 5 June 1997.


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Literature: The Institute of Heraldry, US Army