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Distinctive Unit Insignia

A gold color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86cm) in height overall consisting of a gold pheon, point to base, surmounted by a white enameled escarbuncle having a torteau at its center and with its topmost spoke capped by a smaller gold pheon, point up, in front of a red tower with three merlons and all above and between a blue scroll, the ends curving inwards behind the upper two spokes ends and terminating at the sides of the tower inscribed "DEDICATED AND DILIGENT" in gold letters.

Scarlet and white are the colors used for the Corps of Engineers. The seven visible spokes of the escarbuncle together with the torteau or red disc, representing an artillery projectile, allude to the seven campaign credits earned in Europe as a Field Artillery organization, while an element of the 36th Infantry Division during World War II. The two pheons (arrowheads) refer to their two assault landings, with the reversed arrowhead, simulating the letter "V," alluding to Vosges and to the Croix de Guerre with palm awarded during that period. The tower, traditional symbol used by the Corps of Engineers, refers to the present basic mission of the 111th Engineer Battalion.

The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 11 Jun 1971.

Coat of Arms



Per saltire Argent and Azure on a castle tower Gules between two fleurs-de-lis or a linden leaf of the last between two pheons in pale points to chief of the first.


That for the regiments and separate battalions of the Texas Army National Guard: On a wreath of the colors Argent and Gules a mullet Argent encircled by a garland of live oak and olive Proper.



Scarlet and white are the colors used for the Corps of Engineers. The tower is emblematic of engineers and the saltire suggests a strong support. The color blue and white are for Infantry, scarlet and gold for Artillery, and red, white and blue for Texas; together they refer to the origin, service history and allotment of the unit during two World Wars. As an Infantry element of the 36th Division, the organization participated in the Meuse-Argonne Campaign in France during World War I. Later redesignated Artillery, the unit participated in seven campaigns in Europe in World War II, with assault landings in the Naples-Foggia and Southern France Campaigns, denoted by the pheons (arrowheads). The blue areas represent two Presidential Unit Citations; one for the "Siegfried Line," indicated by the linden leaf, a symbol of Siegfried; and the other for the "Vosges," indicated by the fleurs-de-lis for France, where the unit was also awarded the French Croix de Guerre with palm, World War II.

The coat of arms was approved on 23 Oct 1975.

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