347TH REPLACEMENT BATTALION
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Distinctive Unit Insignia


Description/Blazon
A gold color metal and enamel device 1 inch (2.54 cm) in height overall, consisting of an oblong, with long axis vertical, divided quarterly red and dark blue, charged with a gold fleur-de-lis, all in front of a gold and dark blue checkered disc from which three gold rays extend at each side.

Symbolism
Dark blue and scarlet are the colors traditionally associated with The Adjutant General's Corps, under which the Battalion operates. The gold fleur-de-lis and six rays commemorate the Battalion's six campaign awards for service in the European Theater, World War II. The gold rays symbolize light beams and refer to the unit's mission to receive and orient replacement personnel. The oblong, a heraldic billet, is divided quarterly and alludes to the billeting of replacements and the assignment of quarters. The disc, symbolic of continuity, is checkered to further signify the processing and controlled reclassification of replacement of personnel.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 347th Replacement Battalion on 9 January 1969. It was redesignated for the 347th Personnel and Administration Battalion on 19 April 1972. The insignia was redesignated for the 347th Replacement Battalion, with description and symbolism revised on 26 November 1990.




Coat of Arms


Description/Blazon

Shield

Chequé Gules and Azure, an Estoile within a double tressure flory Or.

Crest

That for the regiments and separate battalions of the Army Reserve: From a wreath Or and Gules, 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

None.

Symbolism

Shield

The coat of arms is derived from the distinctive unit insignia already in use. Dark blue and scarlet are the colors traditionally associated with the Adjutant General's Corps. The checkered pattern with its quartered sections alludes to the billeting of replacements and the assignment of quarters. The tressure with eight fleurs-de-lis further signify the multidirectional scope of the reclassification of replacements. The gold six-pointed star commemorates the battalion's six campaign awards for service in the European Theater during World War II.

Crest

The crest is that of the United States Army Reserve.

Background
The coat of arms was approved on 6 March 2003.





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