14th Engineer Battalion, US Army

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14TH ENGINEER BATTALION, US ARMY


Arms of 14th Engineer Battalion, US Army

(Coat of Arms)
Arms of 14th Engineer Battalion, US Army

(Distinctive Unit Insignia)


Official blazon

Shield: Per bend wavy Gules and Argent, on the first a sea horse naiant of the second; a bordure per bend counterchanged.
Crest: On a wreath of the colors (Argent and Gules) a shovel and rifle saltirewise Gules in front of an arch bridge Argent.
Motto: Gong Mu Ro (Duty).

Distinctive Unit Insignia, Description: A Silver color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in height overall consisting of a shield blazoned: Per bend wavy Gules and Argent, on the first a sea horse naiant of the second; a bordure per bend counterchanged. Attached below the shield a Silver scroll inscribed "GONG MU RO" in Black letters.

Origin/meaning

The use of the shield of the coat of arms of the 36th Engineer Regiment, differenced by a border, indicates the descent of the 14th Engineer Combat Battalion from that organization. Scarlet and white are the colors of the Corps of Engineers. The wavy division represents the sea. The sea horse, commemorating the amphibious operations, symbolizes the organization's activities and participation in marine transportation operations. Crest: The crossed rifle and shovel symbolize the dual mission of the Engineers--fighting and working. The arch bridge indicates the main mission of the Engineers which is to facilitate the advance of troops.

The Coat of Arms and Distinctive Unit Insignia, was both approved on 29 January 1954.


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