7th Transportation Battalion, US Army

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7TH TRANSPORTATION BATTALION, US ARMY

Coat of arms (crest) of the 7th Transportation Battalion, US Army

Official blazon

Shield: Or, a demi-dragon breathing fire Gules issuing from, in base , a wheel with whitewail tire Proper, the hub formed of a disc divided bendwise Gules and Sable charged with bend wavy of the first; point to the dexter and sinister chief engrailed Sable.
Crest: From a wreath Or and Gules a double-headed demi-axe of the second enclosed within an annulet of bamboo of the first.
Motto: Orient express.

Origin/meaning

The wheel refers to the Battalion's role of providing motor transport. The wheel hub recalls the World War II service in Central Europe, the bend stands for the Rhine River. The Dragon's head represent service in the orient and the Motto. The black engrailed chief allude to the Battalion's history of participation in major conflicts since its inception. The Coat of Arms was approved on 7 February 1996.


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Literature: The Institute of Heraldry, US Army