741st Ordnance Battalion, Washington Army National Guard

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741ST ORDNANCE BATTALION, WASHINGTON ARMY NATIONAL GUARD

Arms of 741st Ordnance Battalion, Washington Army National Guard

(Coat of Arms)
Arms of 741st Ordnance Battalion, Washington Army National Guard

(Distinctive Unit Insignia)

Official blazon

Shield: Per chevron Gules (Crimson) and Or, in chief a gear wheel and a stylized shell fesswise of the last and in base a wreath of palm Proper.
Crest: That for the regiments of the Washington National Guard; On a wreath Or and Gules a raven with wings endorsed issuing out of a ducal coronet all Proper.
Motto: Cupidus et paratus (Eager and Ready)

Distinctive Unit Insignia, Description: A Gold color meta and enamel device 1 1/( inches (2.86 cm) in height overall consisting of a shield balzoned: Per chevron Gules (Crimson) and Or, in chief a gear wheel and a stylized shell fesswise of the last and in base a wreath of palm Proper. Attached at the sides and below the shield a Red scroll inscribed "CUPIDUS ET PARATUS" in Gold letters.

Origin/meaning

The colours crimson and yellow are for the Ordnance Corps. The gears indicated the general mechanical mission of the unit and the shell symbolizes the general supply mission, The point represents Mount Rainier and the general geographical location, The palm wreath is for combat service in the Pacific during World War II.

The Coat of Arms was originally approved 19 November 1956. It was rescinded 21 March 1975 and reinstated 19 March 2002. The Distinctive Unit Insignia was originally approved 19 November 1956 and rescinded 21 March 1975. The Insignia was reinstated with description updated 19 March 2002.

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Literature: The Institute of Heraldry, US Army.