45th Military Police Battalion, Oklahoma Army National Guard

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Coat of arms (crest) of 45th Military Police Battalion, Oklahoma Army National Guard

(Distinctive Unit Insignia)

Official blazon

A gold insignia consisting of a white five-pointed star above a red hexagon, bearing throughout three white arrowheads with points conjoined at center with the vertical point of the star surmounting the lower portion of a quartered green and white lozenge charged with a Korean taeguk, all in front of a yellow circular Indian shield with tvo white, red-tipped feathers pendant at the side; all above and betveen a green scroll, doubled gold, arced in base, the ends curving upward and terminating behind the corners of the lozenge inscribed "Our Fame Shall Never Die" in gold letters.


Green and yellow are the colors used for the Military Police Corps. The star, taken from the state seal of Oklahoma, together with the Indian shield from the state flag, refer to the home area or the organization. The star further alludes to a sheriff's badge and refers to the basic mission of the organization. The tacguk with the quartered lozenge represents the four campaign credits in Korea and also refers to the award of the Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation.The hexagon represents six of the campaigns earned in Europe during World War II, and the three arrowheads alludes to assault landings. The colors reel and green also refer to the French Croix de Guerre with Palm, awarded the unit during World War II. Literature: Image from Wikimedia Commons. Information from The Institute of Heraldry, US Army.

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