434th Support Battalion, Minnesota Army National Guard
434TH SUPPORT BATTALION, MINNESOTA ARMY NATIONAL GUARD
(Shoulder Sleeve Insignia)
(Distinctive Unit Insignia)
Shield: Crimson, on a bend per bend Buff and Azure fimbriated Or, in dexter chief a cross patteé of the last.
Crest: That for regiments and separate battalions of the Minnesota Army National Guard: From a wreath Or and Crimson, a sheaf of wheat Proper.
Motto: Pexagimus (We Accomplish).
Distinctive Unit Insignia, Description: A Gold color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in height overall consisting of a shield blazoned: Crimson, on a bend per bend Buff and Azure fimbriated Or, in dexter chief a cross patteé of the last. Attached below the shield a gol scroll inscribed "PEXAGIMUS" in blue letters.
Crimson and yellow are the colours used by Ordnance Units and signify the roots as a Ordnance Battalion. The bend is in the colours of the Quartermaster Corps highlighting the Quartermaster Company , through which the organisation inherits its battle honours and decorations. The Cross is taken from the Arms of Rome, Capital of Italy and symbolises service in that Country during World War II.
The Coat of Arms and Distinctive Unit Insignia was approved for the 747th Ordnance Battalion on 24 February 1955. They was redesignated for the 747th Maintenance Battlion on 11 October 1963 and for the 434th Support Battalion on 1 March 1995. Literature: Images from The Institute of Heraldry, US Army.