57th Transportation Battalion, US Army

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57TH TRANSPORTATION BATTALION, US ARMY

Coat of arms (crest) of the 57th Transportation Battalion, US Army

Official blazon

Shield: Gules (Brick Red) a stylized sun Or superimposed by an equilateral triangle Gules bearing a sea lion rampant graping in dexter claw a sword of the second;
in base two quills saltirewise of the second branced with an annulet Azure fimbriated of the second.
Crest: From a wreath Or and Gules all upon a wreath of plam, fourteen demi-spears with bamboo shafts radiating from an escutcheon Gules.
Motto: Providing with mobility

Origin/meaning

Brick red and golden yellow are the colours of Transportation Units and the blue ring alludes to the insignia of the Quartermaster Corps.
The Sun denotes service in the Philippines during World War II. The Sea lion symbolises the Philippine Presidental Unit Citation, awarded in World War II.
The Quills are representative of the command and supervision aspects of the organization. The Crest symbolises service in Vietnam. The Coat of Arms was approved on 12 October 1999.


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