101st Support Battalion, US Army

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101ST SUPPORT BATTALION, US ARMY

Arms of 101st Support Battalion, US Army

(Coat of Arms)
Arms of 101st Support Battalion, US Army

(Distinctive Unit Insignia)

Official blazon

Shield: Or, an oak tree Proper charged with a fleur-de-lis Argent.
Crest: On a wreath Or and Vert, a boar passant with dexter fore foot resting upon a wheel all Sable.
Motto: Portons les fardeaux (Let us carry the burdens).

Distinctive Unit Insignia, Description: A gold color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in height overall consisting of a shield blazoned: Or, an oak tree Proper charged with a fleur-de-lis Argent. Attached below the shield is a Green scroll inscribed "PORTONS LES FARDEAUX" in gold letters.

Origin/meaning

The Oak symbolises action in the Argonne Forest and the Fleur-de-lis is from the Arms of the French City of Soissons. THis was the site of the Unit's excellent work during World War I. The Boar from the Arms of the French City of Sedan, further alludes to action during World War I. The Wheel symbolises the Supply Corps.

The Coat of Arms was originally approved for the 1st Division Quartermaster Train on 29 September 1921. It was reassigned to the 1st Quartermaster Regiment on 7 August 1936. It was redesignated for the 1st Quartermaster Battalion on 9 September 1940. The Insignia was rescinded on 3 June 1958. It was reinstated and redesignated for the 1st Supply and Transport Battalion on 6 February 1964. It was redesignated for the 101st Support Battalion on 5 June 1987. The Distinctive Unit Insignia was originally approved for the 1st Division Quartermaster Train on 1 May 1928. It was reassigned to the 1st Quartermaster Regiment on 27 March 1936. It was redesignated for the 1st Quartermaster Battalion on 9 September 1940. The Insignia was rescinded on 3 June 1958. It was reinstated and redesignated for the 1st Supply and Transport Battalion on 6 February 1964. It was redesignated for the 101st Support Battalion on 5 June 1987.


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Literature: Images from The Institute of Heraldry, US Army.