533D 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 width overall consisting of a black knapsack with gold buckles and charged with a gold Normandy lion. Pendant from the upper left hand corner of the knapsack a gold key, all in front of a gold axe, and entwined throughout with a black shoulder strap, arched in base and bearing the inscription "STANDARD OF EXCELLENCE" in gold letters.

Symbolism
The knapsack ? a symbol for supply and the key ? a symbol for service, allude to the support mission of the Battalion. Placed on the battle axe, they refer to the support of the fighting man. The Normandy lion refers to the Battalion's participation in the Normandy invasion in World War II.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 533d Supply and Service Battalion on 16 March 1967. It was redesignated effective 16 September 2008, for the 533d Support Battalion with the description and symbolism updated.




Coat of Arms


Description/Blazon

Shield

Gules, issuant from base, a battle axe Or, surmounted by a knapsack Sable, buckles and a pendant bearing a key, ward to base and outward, all of the second, the shoulder strap entwined with the axe head; on a chief of the third edged of the second a lion passant guardant of the last garnished Sable.

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

STANDARD OF EXCELLENCE.

Symbolism

Shield

The knapsack ? a symbol for supply and the key ? a symbol for service, allude to the support mission of the Battalion. The battle-axe refers to the sustaining of the fighting man. The lion signifies the Battalion's participation in the Normandy invasion in World War II.

Crest

The crest is that of the United States Army Reserve.

Background
The coat of arms was approved for the 533d Support Battalion effective 16 September 2008.





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