117th Military Police Battalion, Tennesse Army National Guard
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117TH MILITARY POLICE BATTALION, TENNESSE ARMY NATIONAL GUARD
(Coat of Arms)
(Distinctive Unit Insignia)
Shield: Or, on a bend sinister Vert between two fleurs-de-lis Azure, a pistol, muzzle upward, of the first.
Crest: That for Regiments and separate Battalions of the Tennessee Army National Guard : From a wreath Or and Vert, upon a mount of the second a hickory tree Proper charged with three mullets one and two Argent.
Motto: Our history, our strength.
Distinctive Unit Insignia, Description: A Gold color metal and enamel device 1 3/16 inches (3.02 cm) height over all consisting of a shield blazoned as follows: Or, on a bend sinister Vert between two fleurs-de-lis Azure a pistol, muzzle upward of the first. Attached below the shield a Green scroll inscribed "OUR HISTORY, OUR STRENGTH", in Gold.
Yellow and Greeen are the colours of Military Police. The Bend sinister symbolizes security. The Fleur-de-lis symbolizes the Battalion's campaign credit during World War I and II. Their blue colour indicates the unit's past affiliation in the infantry branch. The Pistol illustrates the mission of the Military Police.
The Distinctive Unit Insignia and the Coat of Arms was both approved 7 May 2009.
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Literature: The Institute of Heraldry, US Army.