147th Support Battalion, Colorado Army National Guard
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147TH SUPPORT BATTALION, COLORADO ARMY NATIONAL GUARD
(Coat of Arms)
(Distinctive Unit Insignia)
Shield: Per bend Buff and Gules, on a bend Azure edged Or between in chief three arrows, two in saltire and one in pale, points to chief, surmounted by a wheat sheaf and in base a cannon bendwise, muzzle to dexter chief, of the fourth, six mullets of the last.
Crest: That for regiments and separate battalions of the Colorado Army National Guard: From a wreath Or and Buff a fasces Properwith ribbon of red, white and blue.
Motto: Auxilium Contentibus (Support the Fires).
Distinctive Unit Insignia, Description: A Gold color metal and enamel device 1 5/32 inches (2.94 cm) in height overall blazoned as follows: Per bend Buff and Gules, on a bend Azure edged Or between in chief three arrows, two in saltire and one in aple, points to chief, surmounted by a wheat sheaf and in base a cannon bendwise, muzzle to dexter chief, of the fourth, six mullets of the last. Attached below a Blue bipartite scroll inscribed "AUXILIUM CONTENTIBUS" in Gold.
The Buff field denotes current affiliation with the Support branch. The Arrow represent readiness. Together with the wheat sheaf they allude to the unit's proptness to provide support to the US Army. The Red Colour and the Cannon represent the Battalion's origin as Field Artillery. The Blue bend symbolises military defence and the lineage from the 157th Infantry Regiment. The six stars refer to the campaign credits during World War II.
The Coat of Arms and Distinctive Unit Insignia, was both approved on 1 September 2008.
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Literature: The Institute of Heraldry, US Army