445th Civil Affairs Battalion, US Army
445TH CIVIL AFFAIRS BATTALION, US ARMY
(Coat of Arms)
(Distinctive Unit Insignia)
Shield: Purpure, a sun in splendor Or bearing a scroll Proper above a stylized suspension bridge throughout of the second, a border wavy Argent.
Crest: That for the regiments and separate battalions of the Army Reserve: From a wreath Or and Purpure, 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: PACIFIC PEACEMAKER
Distinctive Unit Insignia. Description: A gold color metal and enamel device 1 3/16 inches (3.02cm) in height overall consisting of a shield blazoned: Purpure, a sun in splendor Or bearing a scroll Proper above a stylized suspension bridge throughout of the second, a border wavy Argent. Attached below the shield a purple scroll arched and inscribed, "PACIFIC PEACEMAKER" in gold.
Purple and white are the colors traditionally associated with Civil Affairs. The wavy border alludes to the Pacific, the unit's area of operation; the bridge alludes to the Gateway to the Pacific. The sun reflects renewal and re-establishment. The scroll depicts the protection of the arts, monuments, and archives and the preservation of cultural heritage.
The Coat of Arms and Distinctive Unit Insignia was approved on 16 August 1994. Literature: Coat of Arms Image from Olompvo on Pinterest, DUI Image from Wikimedia Commons. Information from The Institute of Heraldry, US Army.