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Mettle without Medal

The Story of the 4009th QM Truck Company The Quartermaster Review – March/April 1946 FROM the Normandy invasion to an occupation assignment in conquered Germany is a long and not uncommon stretch of duty for any organization. But when that duty is coupled with participation in some of the most important operations that occurred in […]

One Swell Job!

The Story of the 970th QM Service Company By PFC Herman C. Klein, Q.M.C. The Quartermaster Review – November/December 1945 It was a raw bleak morning on the 27th of February when the 970th QM Service Company sailed out of the New York harbor on the first leg of a journey thousands of miles long, […]

485th Quartermaster Battalion USAR

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 […]

429th Quartermaster Battalion USAR

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 […]

373rd Quartermaster Battalion USAR

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, a mailed dexter fist Sable garnished Or, grasping four lightning flashes of the last. Attached below the shield is a light blue scroll inscribed “LIGHTNING […]

356th Quartermaster Battalion USAR

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 […]

334th Quartermaster Battalion USAR

DISTINCTIVE UNIT INSIGNIA COAT OF ARMS DISTINCTIVE UNIT INSIGNIA: Description: A silver color metal and enamel shield 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in height overall blazoned: Buff, two tilting-spears flory saltirewise Or points up between two gutte de poix in fess overall a pale Celeste (Light Blue), enclosed at the bottom by a black scroll […]

Distinguished Units of the Quartermaster Regiment

Since 1993 the Distinguished Unit of the Regiment Program recognizes units with a Quartermaster lineage (both active and inactive) that have significantly Contributed to the proud heritage of the Army and the Quartermaster Corps.  Unit performance is measured by: the unit’s history, longevity, campaign and battle streamers, and unit citations. Framed unit lineage and honor […]

The Quartermaster Regiment

The Quartermaster Regiment Crest Flag Coat of Arms Honors Program Early in 1981 the Army implemented The New Manning System. This system contained two parts: the COHORT (cohesion, operational readiness and training) Unit Movement System and the U.S. Army Regimental System (USARS). Initially the regimental system was limited to the Combat Arms (Infantry, Field Artillery, […]

Quartermaster History Time Line 1775-Present

The intent of this webpage is to give a short overview of significant historical events in Army Quartermaster history. Because this page is a work in progress, there are sure to be some omissions and mistakes.  Send your comments to: bornk@lee.army.mil Revolutionary War War of 1812 A Professional Department Mexican War Civil War Supplying Western […]