149TH SUPPORT BATTALION
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Distinctive Unit Insignia


Description/Blazon
A Gold color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in height overall consisting of a shield blazoned as follows: Per chevron enhanced Or and Azure, between two supporting griffins Gules, a cross of the last, charged with thirteen mullets Argent, in chief a bugle of the first. Attached below a Dark Blue motto scroll inscribed "SUSTINEO PUGNA" in Gold letters.

Symbolism
The mission of support is represented by the per chevron division of the field. The griffins symbolize vigilance, valor, and combat effectiveness in all battle engagements. The cross with thirteen stars represents the first States of the Union and religious ideals of the new nation. The bugle denotes the traditions and heritage of the unit, recalling the captured bugle carried by the chief bugler of the 2d Kentucky Infantry in 1862. Gold denotes excellence, dark blue recalls the Orphan flag associated with the unit's history. The motto translates to "Sustaining The Fight."

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 26 June 2009.




Coat of Arms


Description/Blazon

Shield

Per chevron enhanced Or and Azure, between two supporting griffins Gules, a cross of the last, charged with thirteen mullets Argent, in chief a bugle of the first.

Crest

That for the regiments and separate battalions of the Kentucky Army National Guard: From a wreath Or and Azure, within a garland of trumpet vine clasped hands clothed at the wrists all Proper.

Motto

SUSTINEO PUGNA (Sustaining The Fight).

Symbolism

Shield

The mission of support is represented by the per chevron division of the field. The griffins symbolize vigilance, valor, and combat effectiveness in all battle engagements. The cross with thirteen stars represents the first States of the Union and religious ideals of the new nation. The bugle denotes the traditions and heritage of the unit, recalling the captured bugle carried by the chief bugler of the 2d Kentucky Infantry in 1862. Gold denotes excellence, dark blue recalls the Orphan flag associated with the unit's history.

Crest

The crest is that of the Kentucky Army National Guard.

Background
The coat of arms was approved on 26 June 2009.





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