709th Military Police Battalion, US Army

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709TH MILITARY POLICE BATTALION, US ARMY

Coat of arms (crest) of the 709th Military Police Battalion, US Army

Official blazon

Shield: Vert in base a bar gemel wavy or, issuant from the upper bar a galley of the like charged on the sail with a fleur-de-lis azure
Crest: Non was approved at the time of the publication of Wright's Book.
Motto: Securitas copiarum (Guardians of the Troops

Origin/meaning

The Colours are those of the Military Police, The Galley and Fleur-de-lis are from the Arms of the City of Paris, and indicates the service in World War II in the Area of the French Capital.
The Fleur-de-lis also symbolises service in Northern France. The Galley also symbolises the Battalion's early assignment escorting prisoners from North Africa.

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Literature: Wright: Army Lineage Series Military Police