387th Maintenance Battalion, US Army
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387TH MAINTENANCE BATTALION, US ARMY
(Coat of Arms)
(Distinctive Unit Insignia)
Shield: Per fess, Or and Gules (Crimson), in chief a demi-gear Celeste superimposed by a demi-sun of the first overall a stylized grenade Sable flamant Crimson charged on the flame with a fleur-de-lis Yellow.
Crest: That for the Regiments and separate Battalions of the Army Reserve: From a wreath Or and Crimson 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: Committed to support
Distictive Unit Insignia, Description: A Gold color metal and enamel device 1 1/4 inches (3.18 cm) in height consting of a light blue gear ring divided horizontally by a gold demi-sun bearing a red demi-ger charged with gold fleur-de-lis, all above a blck-disc in base: enclusing the bottom of the disc a gold motto scroll bearing the words "COMMITTED TO SUPPORT" in red letters.
Red and light blue are the colours used for Maintenance Units. The gold Sun represents California, the Unit's Home Area. The Seven Rays allude to the Unit's seven
World War II campaign credits. The blue Gear suggest the Unit's Mission. The Fleur-de-lis on the Red background symbolizes the Meritorious Unit Commandation awarded
th unit for service in France. The Heraldic Grenade alludes to the unit's first organization as an Ordnance Battalion The Coat of Arms was approved on 22 August 1996 and the
Distinctive Unit Insignia on 4 February 1983.
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Literature: The Institute of Heraldry, US Army.