394th Transportation Battalion, US Army
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394TH TRANSPORTATION BATTALION, US ARMY
(Coat of Arms)
(Distinctive Unit Insignia)
Shield: Per chevron Or and Gules, in base a ship's steering wheel of eight spokes, the handgriås barbed encircled of an annulet Or, on a chief Azure a bar gemel wavy Argent.
Crest: On a wreatg of the colors OR and Gules, upon a wooden wharf a double bollard Proper, with a New Guinean native sword and a bolo atop saltirewise Or, all in front of the head of a bishhamon-yari of the like.
Motto: Competence proven.
Distinctive Unit Insignia, Description: Ona circular gold colored metal and brick red enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in ehight overall, a gold wheel with eightspokes extending beyond the felly and terminating in arrowheads. Above in base a gold metal scroll bearing the motto "COMPETENCE PROVEN" in black.
The Colouyrs golden yellow and brick red are those of the Transportation Corps. The device from the Distinctive Unit Insignia represent the overall mission of the Battalion. The wavy bars suggest water and refer to the organisation's service overseas during World War II and the War in Vietnam. The bollard and wharf are symbolic of the arrival and departure of supplies and equipment. They allude to the unit's missions during World War II and the Vietnam War. The New Guinean Sword and the Bolo indicated service in New Guinea and the Philippines during World War II. The Bishamon-Yari, a Spear, indicates service in Vietnam.
The Coat of Arms was approved on 19 Septemebr 1978 and the Distinctive Unit Insignia on 6 April 1966.
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Literature: The Institute of Heraldry, US Army