475TH QUARTERMASTER GROUP
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Distinctive Unit Insignia


Description/Blazon
A gold color metal and enamel device 1 1/16 inches (2.70 cm) in height overall consisting of a gold sword extending diagonally from upper left to lower right, point to base, over a gold key, loop at the top, saltirewise, and in the top saltire angle a gold disc bearing a light blue keystone charged with a black liquid drop, and in the side angles, on the left a six composed of six wavy bars alternately white and light blue, and on the right a similar disc alternately gold and light blue; suspended from the sword knuckle bow and key loop and in back of the side discs a light blue wavy scroll enclosing the base inscribed "FUELED FOR ACTION" all letters gold.

Symbolism
Buff (gold) and light blue are colors used for the Quartermaster Corps. The two discs with wavy bars denote overseas service and refer to the organization's campaign participation in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater, World War II. The crossed sword and key are for the Quartermaster Corps service, and the Group's specific petroleum mission is indicated by the black liquid drop, "black gold." The keystone alludes to Pennsylvania, where the first commercial oil well was drilled in the United States; it also refers to the unit's long association with the state. Additionally, the discs allude to the swift mobility provided by the Group's control and distribution of petroleum products.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 20 October 1971.





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