320th Ordnance Battalion, US Army
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320TH ORDNANCE BATTALION, US ARMY
(Coat of Arms)
(Distinctive Unit Insignia)
Shield: Per pale Argent and Sable, a bombshell enflamed Proper and a lion rampant Or, on a pile reversed Gules (Crimson) a fleur-de-lis between the tips of two swords hilts to base saltirewise of the third blades Argent.
Crest: That for the regiments and separate battalions of the Army Reserve: From a wreath Argent and Sable the Lexington Minute Man Proper. The Statue of the Minute Man, Captain John Parker (H.H. Kitson, sculptor), stands on the Common in Lexington, Massachusetts.
Motto: Support the fight
Distinctive Unit Insignia, Description: A Gold color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86) in height overall consisting of a shield blazoned:Per pale Argent and Sable, a bombshell enflamed Proper and a lion rampant Or, on a pile reversed Gules (Crimson) a fleur-de-lis between the tips of two swords hilts to base saltirewise of the third blades Argent. Attached below the shield a Black scroll inscribed "SUPPORT THE FIGHT" in Gold.
Crimson and Yellow are the colours of the Ordnance Corps. The Flamming bomb is adapted from the Ordnance Corps branch insignia. Balck and white symbolizes the night and day , around the clock ordnance mission. The Fleur-de-lis symbolizes the campaign participation credits during World War II in Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland and Central Europe. The Crossed sword represent military preparadness, cooperation and teamwork.
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Literature: The Institute of Heraldry, US Army.