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240qm.jpg (3844 bytes)240th QUARTERMASTER BATTALION

Constituted 13 January 1941 in the Regular Army as the 240th Quartermaster Battalion (Colored).

Activated 1 June 1941 at Camp Livingston, Louisiana.

Reorganized and redesignated 16 June 1942 as 240th Quartermaster Service Battalion.

Battalion broken up 15 February 1944 and its elements reorganized and redesignated as follows:

Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment as Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 240th Quartermaster Battalion.

(Companies A - D as 3250th - 3253d Quartermaster Service Companies, respectively--hereafter separate lineages)

Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment 240th Quartermaster Battalion inactivated 22 November 1945 in France.

Activated 1 June 1966 at Fort Lee, Virginia.


World War II
Algeria-French Morocco
Southern France (with arrowhead)

Counteroffensive, Phase II
Counteroffensive, Phase III
Tet Counteroffensive
Counteroffensive, Phase IV
Counteroffensive, Phase V
Counteroffensive, Phase VI
Tet 69/Counteroffensive
Summer-fall 1969
Winter-spring 1970
Sanctuary Counteroffensive
Counteroffensive, Phase VII

Southwest Asia
Defense of Saudi Arabia
Liberation and Defense of Kuwait


Meritorious Unit Commendation, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1967-1968 (HHD 240th QM Bn cited for period 1 Nov 1967-31 May 1965; DAGO 39, 1970)

Meritorious Unit Commendation, Streamer embroidered SOUTHWEST ASIA

Army Superior Unit Award, Streamer embroidered 1986

240qm.jpg (3844 bytes)DISTINCTIVE UNIT INSIGNIA
(Unit Crest)

Two red wavy bands passing horizontally through a black gear. The motto PROUD TO SERVE is black on a gold scroll. The sample of the distinctive insignia was approved for wear on 17 March 1967.

(Displayed on Battalion Flag)

240th Quartermaster Battalion Coat of ArmsApproved: 15 November 1993

SHIELD:  Buff, a bar gemel wavy gules enfiled by a gear wheel sable.

CREST: None.

MOTTO: Proud to Serve.

Buff is the primary color traditionally associated with Quartermaster units. The basic mission of the Battalion in planning, controlling, maintaining and regulating the supply of gasoline and petroleum is symbolized by the black gear and the wavy red bands.

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