141ST SUPPORT BATTALION
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Distinctive Unit Insignia


Description/Blazon
A Silver color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in height overall consisting of a shield blazoned: Per fess Azure and Gules, in chief a Spanish castle, in base a key palewise and a lion rampant fourcheť, all Argent. Attached below and to the sides of the shield a Silver scroll inscribed "DA MIHI LOCUM" in Red letters.

Symbolism
The blue upper half of the shield represents the original service of the organization with an Infantry Regiment. The castle is taken from the Spanish-American War service medal to indicate service in that war. The lower half of the shield is in the colors of the Engineer Corps. Service during World War I as part of the 116th Engineer Regiment is symbolized by the key, taken from the coat of arms of the City of Angers, France, where the Regiment was stationed. The lion, taken from the coat of arms of St. Vith, Belgium, represents an outstanding achievement of the organization during World War II. The motto translates to "Give To Me A Place."

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 162d Engineer Combat Battalion on 13 August 1953. It was redesignated for the 141st Support Battalion on 23 July 1968.




Coat of Arms


Description/Blazon

Shield

Per fess Azure and Gules, in chief a Spanish castle, in base a key palewise and a lion rampant fourcheť, all Argent.

Crest

That for the regiments and separate battalions of the Oregon Army National Guard: From a wreath of the colors Argent and Azure, a demi-disc Gules charged with the setting sun with twelve light rays Or (the shoulder sleeve insignia of the 41st Division), behind a beaver sejant Proper.

Motto

DA MIHI LOCUM (Give To Me A Place).

Symbolism

Shield

The blue upper half of the shield represents the original service of the organization with an Infantry Regiment. The castle is taken from the Spanish-American War service medal to indicate service in that war. The lower half of the shield is in the colors of the Engineer Corps. Service during World War I as part of the 116th Engineer Regiment is symbolized by the key, taken from the coat of arms of the City of Angers, France, where the Regiment was stationed. The lion, taken from the coat of arms of St. Vith, Belgium, represents an outstanding achievement of the organization during World War II.

Crest

The crest is that of the Oregon Army National Guard.

Background
The coat of arms was originally approved for the 162d Engineer Combat Battalion on 13 August 1953. It was redesignated for the 141st Support Battalion on 23 July 1968.





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