324th Replacement Battalion, US Army
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324TH REPLACEMENT BATTALION, US ARMY
(Coat of Arms)
(Distinctive Unit Insignia)
Shield: Azure, a turnstile Argent, on achief of the last a chevron Gules charged with two ermine spots Or.
Crest: That for regiments and separate battalions of the Army reserve: From a wreath Argent and Azure, 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: Round the Clock.
Distinctive Unit Insignia, Description: A gold color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in height overall, consiting of a scarlet chevron bearing two gold ermine spots in base and surmounted throughtout by a white herladic turnstile, the tripod of the turnstile coinciding with the base of the chevron, all below a dark blue scroll, arched from sides and inscribed "ROUND THE CLOCK" in gold letters.
Dark blue and scarlet are colours traditionally associeted with Adjutant General's Corps. The Chevron and Ermine Spots allude to the Unit's activation in Lichfield, England during World War II.The turnstile, a systematic gate, refers to all supervised and controlled processes involving the unit's capabilities.
The Coat of Arms was approved on 18 September 1996. The Distinctive Unit Insignia was originally approved for the 324th Replacement Battalion on 11 June 1971, it was redesignated for the 324th Personnel and Administration on 20 April 1972. The Insignia was redesignated for the 324th Replacement Battalion, with description and symbolism revised on 27 April 1992.
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Literature: Image and Information from The Institute of Heraldry, US Army