389th Support Battalion, US Army
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389TH SUPPORT BATTALION, US ARMY
(Coat of Arms)
(Distinctive Unit Insignia)
Shield: Per fess embowed Gules and Sable edged Or, a grape leaf fimbriated of the third, in chief a liberty tiara with seven rays of the last.
Crest: That for the regiments and separate battalions of the Army Reserve: From a wreath Or and Gules, 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: Serve and support.
Distinctive Unit Insignia, Description: A gold color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in height overall consisting of a black disc bearing a gold grape leafe between a gold seven rayed liberty tiara encircling the top portion of the disc, and a red scroll, perimetric on the lower portion, inscribed with the motto "SERVED AND SUPPORT" in gold letters.
The Grape leaf represent service in the Rhineland during World War II. The Tiara from the Statue of Liberty, signyfying New York, the Battalion's Home Station.
The Coat of Arms was approved on 16 September 2006. The Distinctive Unit Insignia, was originally approved for the 389th Ordnance Battalion on 16 august 1967, it was redesignated for the 389th Support Battalion on 16 September 2006.
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Literature: Images and Information from The Institute of Heraldry, US Army.