96th Military Police Battalion, US Army
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96TH MILITARY POLICE BATTALION, US ARMY
(Coat of Arms)
(Distinctive Unit Insignia)
Shield: Vert, a buckle with tongue palewise Or, on a chief of the like between two mullets of the first a Taeguk
Crest: The for regiments and separate battalions of the Army Reserve: From a wreath Or and vert, the Lexington Minute Man Proper. The Statue of the Minute Man, Captain John Parker (H.H. Kitson, sculptor) stands on the common in Lexington, Massachusetts.
Motto: Unity is our strength
Distinctive Unit Insignia, Description: A gold colored metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in height overall consisting of a gold buckle, tongue pointing up, above a green scroll incribed with the unit's motto in gold letters "UNITY IS OUR STRENGTH".
Green and yellow are the branch colours of the Military Police Corps. The Buckle standa for security and fidelity in authority. The Taeguk commemorates the unit's war service in Korea. The Stars indicates the two Korea Presidental unit Citations.
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Literature: The Institute of Heraldry, US Army.