231st Support Battalion, North Dakota Army National Guard

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231ST SUPPORT BATTALION, NORTH DAKOTA ARMY NATIONAL GUARD

Arms of 231st Support Battalion, North Dakota Army National Guard

(Coat of Arms)
Arms of 231st Support Battalion, North Dakota Army National Guard

(Distinctive Unit Insignia)

Official blazon

Shield: Per chevron debased Azure (Light Blue) and Gules, in chief a port between two towers Argent masoned of the like (Silver Gray) charged with a key ward to chief turned downward and a wrench saltirewise Sabel, overall a grenade of the like flamant of the second garnished OR; in base a demi-sunburst of the last surmounting a demi-wheel issuant from base Argent (Silver Grey).
Crest: That for regiments and separate battalions of the North Dakota Army National Guard; From a wreath Argent and Azure (Light blue) a sheaf of three arrows Argent (Silver Gray) armed and flighted Gules behind a string bow fessways Or with grip of the fourth.
Motto: Warriors support Warriors.

Distinctive Unit Insignia, Description: A Silver color metal en enamel device 1 3/16 inches (3.02 cm) in height overall consisting of a shield blazoned as follows: Per chevron debased Azure (Light Blue) and Gules, in chief a port between two towers Argent masoned of the like (Silver Gray) charged with a key ward to chief turned downward and a wrench saltirewise Sabel, overall a grenade of the like flamant of the second garnished OR; in base a demi-sunburst of the last surmounting a demi-wheel issuant from base Argent (Silver Grey). attached around the sides and bottom of the shield is a Black tripartite scroll doubled and inscribed with "WARRIORS" "SUPPORT" WARRIORS" in Silver letters.

Origin/meaning

The chevron partition symbolises the support mission. The Castle signify the ties with the Engineer Brach, the Key symbolises the Quartermaster ties, the wrench indicate the Maintenance Branch. The Flaming grenade is indicative of the ties with the Ordnance Corps and the Wheel with the Transportation Corps. The Sunburst recalls the historical connection with the 41st Division.

The Coat of Arms and Distinctive Unit Insignia was both approved on 1 September 2008.


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