429th Quartermaster Battalion, US Army
429TH QUARTERMASTER BATTALION, US ARMY
(Coat of Arms)
(Distinctive Unit Insignia)
Shield: Per fess embattled Buff and Celeste a Key ward up and sword hilt down saltirewise Argent, in chief a fleur-de-lis of the second fimbriated of the third.
Crest: That for regiments and separate battalions of the Army reserve: From a wreath Argent and Buff, 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: Key to Battle Support.
Distinctive Unit Insignia, Description: A silver color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in ehight overall consisting of a shield blazoned: Per fess embattled Buff and Celeste a Key ward up and sword hilt down saltirewise Argent, in chief a fleur-de-lis of the second fimbriated of the third. Attached above the shield a black scroll inscribed "KEY TO# and attached below the shield a black scroll doubled and inscribed "BATTLE SUPPORT" in silver.
Buff and Light Blue are the Colours of thew Quartermaster Corps. The crossed Key and Sword underscore the Battalion's Mission and Motto. The Battlements denote a strong defense4 and commemorate the Unit's campaigns during World War II in teh Rhineland and the European Theater. The Felur-de-Lis is for the campaigns in France.
The Coat of Arms and Distinctive Unit Insignia was both approved on 1 Septemebr 1997.