83D CHEMICAL BATTALION
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Distinctive Unit Insignia


Description/Blazon
A silver color metal and enamel device 1 ¼ inches (3.18 cm) in height overall, consisting of a blue hexagon bearing a diagonal yellow lightning flash surmounted by a silver flying dragon exhaling tongues of scarlet flames, the wings extending above the hexagon; all above a silver scroll inscribed "CONFRONT ANY MISSION" in blue.

Symbolism
Cobalt blue and golden yellow are colors traditionally associated with the Chemical Corps. The flying amphibious dragon refers to the Battalion's combat service in World War II, which included participation in four assault landings, amphibious and airborne, in Sicily, Italy and France. The lightning flash represents the destructive power of the ammunition used by the unit. The hexagon is a symbol used in chemical formulas for a particle of matter.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 29 June 1966. It was amended to include metric measurements in the description and revise the symbolism on 28 May 1993.




Coat of Arms


Description/Blazon

Shield

Azure (Cobalt Blue), a hexagon of the like, vertex down fimbriated Argent, overall a dragon flight affronté of the like, wings elevated, head to sinister, spewing fire Gules fimbriated of the second, eyed Or pupil Sable, in front of and grasping in dexter claw a lightning bolt bendwise Yellow fimbriated of the second.

Crest

None.

Motto

CONFRONT ANY MISSION.

Symbolism

Shield

Cobalt blue and golden yellow are colors traditionally associated with the Chemical Corps. The flying amphibious dragon refers to the Battalion's combat service in World War II, which included participation in four assault landings, amphibious and airborne, in Sicily, Italy and France. The lightning flash represents the destructive power of the ammunition used by the unit. The hexagon is a symbol used in chemical formulas for a particle of matter.

Crest

None.

Background
The coat of arms was approved on 28 May 1993. It was amended to correct the description on 27 May 2004.





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