351st Support Battalion, South Carolina Army National Guard

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351ST SUPPORT BATTALION, SOUTH CAROLINA ARMY NATIONAL GUARD

Arms of 351st Support Battalion, South Carolina Army National Guard

(Coat of Arms)
Arms of 351st Support Battalion, South Carolina Army National Guard

(Distinctive Unit Insignia)

Official blazon

Shield: Per saltire Gules and Buff, within an orle Or charged with thirteen (13) pellets, wings conjoined in base of the third.
Crest: That for regiments and separate battalions of the South Carolina Army National Guard: On a wreath of the colors, Or and Gules (Brick Red), upon a mount Vert a palmetto tree Proper charged with a crescent Argent.
Motto: Always superior.

Distinctive Unit Insignia, Description: A Gold color metal and enamel shield-shaped device blazoned as follows Per saltire Gules and Buff, within an orle Or charged with thirteen (13) pellets, wings conjoined in base of the third. Attached below a Red scroll inscribed "ALWAYS SUPERIOR" in Gold. The insignia si 1 1/4 inches (2.86 cm) in height overall..

Origin/meaning

Brick Red the colour of the Transportation Corps allude to the Battlion's capability to move troops, supplies and equipment. The Bugg colour allude to the Quartermaster responsibilities to proved services and supplies. The pellets suggest Ordnace and munitions. The number 13 alludes to South Carolina as one of the original thirteen colonies. The wings symbolise flight.

The Coat of Arms and distinctive Unit Insignia was both approved on 29 March 2009.


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