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485th 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: Celeste (Light Blue), a key palewise bow to base between a garb and cornucopia Or, chief wavy Buff an arrow fesswise point to dexter. Attached below the shield is a black scroll inscribed “ABUNDAUTIA COPIAE” in gold.

Symbolism: Buff and light blue are the colors traditionally used by the Quartermaster Corps. The wheat represents the unit’s heritage as a bakery and the cornucopia, known as the “Horn of Plenty,” represents sustainment support. The unit’s mission is reflected by the key, adapted from the Quartermaster insignia of branch. The arrow highlights arms support.

Background: The insignia was approved on 4 Aug 1998.

COAT OF ARMS:

Blazon:

Shield: Celeste (Light Blue), a key palewise bow to base between a garb and cornucopia Or, chief wavy Buff an arrow Sable fesswise point to dexter.

Crest: That for the regiments and separate battalions of the Army Reserve: From a wreath Or and Celeste, 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: ABUNDAUTIA COPIAE (Abundant Supplies To Troops)

Symbolism:

Shield: Buff and light blue are colors traditionally used by the Quartermaster Corps. The wheat represents the unit’s heritage as a bakery and the cornucopia, known as the “Horn of Plenty,” represents sustainment support. The unit’s mission is reflected by the key, adapted from the Quartermaster insignia of branch. The arrow highlights arms support.

Crest: The crest is that of the United States Army Reserve.

Background: The coat of arms was approved on 4 Aug 1998.