345th Support Battalion, Oklahoma Army National Guard

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345TH SUPPORT BATTALION, OKLAHOMA ARMY NATIONAL GUARD

Coat of arms (crest) of 345th Support Battalion, Oklahoma Army National Guard

(Coat of Arms)
Coat of arms (crest) of 345th Support Battalion, Oklahoma Army National Guard

(Distinctive Unit Insignia)


Official blazon

Crest: That for the regiments and separate battalions of the Oklahoma Army National Guard: From a wreath Or and Buff, an Indian's head with war bonnet all Proper.

Origin/meaning

Buff is the Colour of Support Units, the Palm Branch symbolises the French Croix de Guerre with Palm awarded the Battalion for action in World War II. The Lion is from the arms of the Frossinone Province in Italy. The Arrows allude to the three Landings the Battalion participated in during World War II. The Peace Pipe symbolises Oklahoma. The Taeguk signify service in Korea. The Ring symbolises Motor Transport and the predecessor the 245th Transportation Battalion.

The arms were approved on 3 August 1994. The Motto Unlimited Support was added on 9 November 1995.


Literature: Image form the Institute of Heraldry, US Army. Image of DUI from Wikimedia Commons


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