434TH 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: Crimson, on a bend per bend Buff and Azure fimbriated Or, in dexter chief a cross patteé of the last. Attached below the shield a gold scroll inscribed "PEXAGIMUS" in Blue letters.

Symbolism
Crimson and yellow are colors associated with the Ordnance Corps and reflect the unit's former designation as an Ordnance Battalion. The diagonal band is buff and blue for the Quartermaster Company, through which the organization inherits its battle honors and decorations. The cross, taken from the arms of Rome, the capital city of Italy, alludes to the organization's World War II service in that country.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 747th Ordnance Battalion, Minnesota National Guard on 24 February 1955. It was amended to correct the wording in the description of the shield on 23 March 1955. It was redesignated on 11 October 1963, for the 747th Maintenance Battalion, Minnesota National Guard. It was redesignated with description and symbolism revised, for the 434th Maintenance Battalion on 18 April 1991. The insignia was redesignated for the 434th Support Battalion, Minnesota Army National Guard on 1 March 1995.




Coat of Arms


Description/Blazon

Shield

Crimson, on a bend per bend Buff and Azure fimbriated Or, in dexter chief a cross patteé of the last.

Crest

That for the regiments and separate battalions of the Minnesota Army National Guard: From a wreath Or and Crimson, a sheaf of wheat Proper.

Motto

PEXAGIMUS (We Accomplish).

Symbolism

Shield

Crimson and yellow are colors associated with the Ordnance Corps and reflect the unit's former designation as an Ordnance Battalion. The diagonal band is buff and blue for the Quartermaster Company, through which the organization inherits its battle honors and decorations. The cross, taken from the arms of Rome, the capital city of Italy, alludes to the organization's World War II service in that country.

Crest

The crest is that of the Minnesota Army National Guard.

Background
The coat of arms was originally approved for the 747th Ordnance Battalion, Minnesota National Guard on 24 February 1955. It was amended to correct the wording in the blazonry of the shield on 23 March 1955. It was redesignated for the 747th Maintenance Battalion, Minnesota National Guard on 11 October 1963. It was redesignated with symbolism revised for the 434th Maintenance Battalion on 18 April 1991. The coat of arms was redesignated on 1 March 1995, for the 434th Support Battalion, Minnesota Army National Guard.





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