468th Chemical Battalion, US Army

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468TH CHEMICAL BATTALION, US ARMY


Coat of arms (crest) of 468th Chemical Battalion, US Army

(Shoulder Sleeve Insignia)
Coat of arms (crest) of 468th Chemical Battalion, US Army

(Distinctive Unit Insignia)

Official blazon

Shield: Per fess Azure (Cobalt Blue) and Or a demi-cloud to chief debruised by a portcullis Sable studded of the second supporting a dragon passant Vert fired at the mouth Gules.
Crest: That for the regiments and separate battalions of the Army Reserve: From a wreath Or and Azure (Cobalt Blue), the Lexington Minute Man Proper. The Statue of the Minute Man, Captain James Parker (H.H. Kitson, sculptor), stands on the common in Lexington, Massachusetts.
Motto: VEIL OF THE DRAGON

Distinctive Unit Insignia. Description: A gold color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86cm) in height overall, consisting of a green dragon passant breathing red flames upon a black portcullis, all superimposed on a gold smoke cloud enclosed in base by a blue scroll inscribed "VEIL OF THE DRAGON" in gold letters.

Origin/meaning

Coat of Arms: Cobalt Blue and golden yellow (gold) are the colors traditionally associated with the Chemical Corps. The dragon, symbolically a staunch defender, is historically symbolic of the Chemical Corps. He stands upon a portcullis, an ancient gate or enclosure, which together with the smoke cloud allude to the unit's mission and underscores its motto.

Distinctive Unit Insignia: Cobalt blue and golden yellow/gold are the colors traditionally associated with the Chemical Corps. The dragon, symbolically a staunch defender, is historically symbolic of the Chemical Corps. He stands upon a portcullis, an ancient gate or enclosure, which together with the smoke cloud alludes to the unit's mission and underscores its motto.

The arms were authorized on 12 May 1997. The Distinctive Unit Insignia was authorized on 9 March 1990.


Literature: Images and Information from The Institute of Heraldry, US Army


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