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429th Quartermaster Battalion USAR

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DISTINCTIVE UNIT INSIGNIA

COAT OF ARMS

DISTINCTIVE UNIT INSIGNIA. Description: A silver color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86cm) in height overall consisting of a shield blazoned: Per fess embattled Buff and Celeste consisting a key ward up and sword hilt down saltirewise Argent, in chief a fleur-de-lis of the second fimbriated of the third. Attached above the shield a black scroll inscribed “KEY TO” and attached below the shield a black scroll doubled and inscribed “BATTLE SUPPORT” in silver.

Symbolism: Buff and light blue are the colors traditionally used by Quartermaster units. The crossed key and sword underscore the battalion’s mission and motto, while the battlements denote a strong defense and commemorate the organization’s campaigns during World War II in the Rhineland and the European theater. The fleur-de-lis highlights their campaigns in France.

Background: The distinctive unit insignia was authorized on 1 Sep 1997.

COAT OF ARMS:

Blazon:

Shield: Per fess embattled Buff and Celeste a key ward up and sword hilt down saltirewise Argent, in chief a fleur-de-lis of the second fimbriated of the third.

Crest: That for the regiments and separate battalions of the Army Reserve: From a wreath Argent and Buff, 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: KEY TO BATTLE SUPPORT.

Symbolism:

Shield: Buff and light blue are the colors traditionally used by Quartermaster units. The crossed key and sword underscore the battalion’s mission and motto, while the battlements denote a strong defense and commemorate the organization’s campaigns during World War II in the Rhineland and the European theater. The fleur-de-lis highlights their campaigns in France.

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

Background: The coat of arms was authorized on 1 Sep 1997.