320th Ordnance Battalion, US Army

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320TH ORDNANCE BATTALION, US ARMY

Arms of 320th Ordnance Battalion, US Army

(Coat of Arms)
Arms of 320th Ordnance Battalion, US Army

(Distinctive Unit Insignia)

Official blazon

Shield: Per pale Argent and Sable, a bombshell enflamed Proper and a lion rampant Or, on a pile reversed Gules (Crimson) a fleur-de-lis between the tips of two swords hilts to base saltirewise of the third blades Argent.
Crest: That for the regiments and separate battalions of the Army Reserve: From a wreath Argent and Sable the Lexington Minute Man Proper. The Statue of the Minute Man, Captain John Parker (H.h. Kitson, sculptor), stands on the common in Lexington, Massachusetts.
Motto: Support the fight

Distinctive Unit Insignia, Description: A Gold color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86) in height overall consisting of a shield blazoned:Per pale Argent and Sable, a bombshell enflamed Proper and a lion rampant Or, on a pile reversed Gules (Crimson) a fleur-de-lis between the tips of two swords hilts to base saltirewise of the third blades Argent. Attached below the shield a Black scroll inscribed "SUPPORT THE FIGHT" in Gold.

Origin/meaning

Crimson and Yellow are the colours of the Ordnance Corps. The Flamming bomb is adapted from the Ordnance Corps branch insignia. Balck and white symbolizes the night and day , around the clock ordnance mission. The Fleur-de-lis symbolizes the campaign participation credits during World War II in normanady, Northern France, Rhineland and Central Europe. The Crossed sword represent military preparadness, cooperation and teamwork.

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Literature: The Institute of Heraldry, US Army.