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356th Quartermaster Battalion USAR

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DISTINCTIVE UNIT INSIGNIA

COAT OF ARMS

DISTINCTIVE UNIT INSIGNIA. Description: A gold color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86cm) in height overall consisting of a shield blazoned: Or, a chevron Celeste (Light Blue) three demi-arrows one palewise and two saltirewise Sable, overall a wreath of laurel Vert. Attached below the shield is a black scroll inscribed “SUPPORT TO SERVE” in gold.

Symbolism: Buff (gold) and light blue are the colors traditionally used by Quartermaster units. The chevron symbolizes support highlighting the mission of the unit. The three arrows denote the battalion’s campaign during World War II. The laurel is for honor and achievement.

Background: The distinctive unit insignia was authorized on 19 Aug 1998.

COAT OF ARMS:

Blazon:

Shield: Buff, a chevron Celeste (Light Blue) three demi-arrows one palewise and two salterwise Sable, overall a wreath of laurel Vert.

Crest: That for the regiments and separate battalions of the Army Reserve: From a wreath Or and Celeste (Light Blue), 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: SUPPORT TO SERVE.

Symbolism:

Shield: Buff and light blue are the colors traditionally used by Quartermaster units. The chevron symbolizes support highlighting the mission of the unit. The three arrows denote the battalion’s campaign during World War II. The laurel is for honor and achievement.

Crest: The crest is that of the U.S. Army Reserve.

Background: The coat of arms was authorized on 19 Aug 1998.