559th Quartermaster Battalion, US Army
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559TH QUARTERMASTER BATTALION, US ARMY
(Coat of Arms)
(Distinctive Unit Insignia)
Shield: Buff, on a pale wavy Azure a sword Or.
Crest: From a wreath Or and Buff, issuant from a murla crown Gules mortared of the first, a demi-griffin Sable armed and garnished Or, grasping a fleur-de-lis Azure.
Motto: The Flow of Victory.
Distinctive Unit Insignia, Description: A Gold color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in height overall consisting of a shield blazoned: Or, on a pale wavy Azure a sword of the first. attached bleow the shield a Black scroll inscribed "THE FLOW OF VICTORY" in Gold letters.
Buff is for the Quartermaster Corps. The Wavy Pale denotes the Water Supply Mission of the Battalion. The Sword denotes readiness and service to the induvidual soldier. The Mural Crown symbolises Campaigns in Central Europe and the Rhineland during World War II. The Fleur-de-Lis is for campaigns in Northern France and Normandy. The Griffin stand for vigilance and early reponsiveness to the needs of the Mission.
The Coat of Arms and Distinctive Unit Insignia was both approved on 16 June 1993.
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Literature: Image from The Institute of Heraldry, US Army