8th Engineer Battalion, US Army

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8TH ENGINEER BATTALION, US ARMY

Arms of 8th Engineer Battalion, US Army

Arms of 8th Engineer Battalion, US Army

(Distinctive Unit Insignia)


Official blazon

Shield: Gules on a bordure embattled Argent eight horseshoes Azure.
Crest: On a wreath of the colors (Argent and Gules) a yucca plant in flower Proper.
Motto: MULTUM IN PARVO (Much in Little).

Distinctive Unit insignia, Description: A Silver color metal and enamel device 1 inch (2.54 cm) in height consisting of a shield blazoned: Gules on a bordure embattled Argent eight horseshoes Azure.

Origin/meaning

The shield is red with the white border, the colors of the Corps of Engineers. The eight horseshoes indicate the numerical designation of the organization and its mounted service. The yucca plant represents Mexican service of the unit.

The coat of arms was originally approved for the 8th Engineers on 10 February 1922. It was amended to change the designation to Engineer Squadron on 3 April 1930. It was redesignated for the 8th Engineer Combat Battalion on 17 August 1949. The coat of arms was redesignated for the 8th Engineer Battalion on 18 May 1955. The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 8th Engineer Battalion on 26 December 1928. It was amended to change the designation to Engineer Squadron on 3 April 1930. It was redesignated for the 8th Engineer Combat Battalion on 17 August 1949. The insignia was redesignated for the 8th Engineer Battalion on 18 May 1955.


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