610TH SUPPORT BATTALION
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Distinctive Unit Insignia


Description/Blazon
A gold color metal and enamel device 1 1/4 inches (3.18 cm) in height overall, consisting of three elongated diamonds placed laterally, the center one crimson bearing a gold flaming fireball and surmounting two outer diamonds which are divided quarterly black and gold with a black pallet in each center; all in front of and extending beyond a disk bearing four concentric wavy rings alternately gold and light blue; in base a gold scroll bearing the inscription "QUALITY SERVICE" in black letters.

Symbolism
The colors crimson and light blue are indicative of the former parent organization. Its three honors awarded for service in Europe, World War II, are symbolized by the three heraldic fusils (elongated diamond shapes); the crimson central fusil for Central Europe and the two bearing black for service in the Rhineland and the Army of Occupation, Germany. The flaming fireball and two black gunstones allude to the organization's descent from an ordnance battalion. The divided fusils also refer to repair and maintenance support provided by the former 610th Maintenance Battalion; the wavy lines refer to the flow of supplies collected and classified by the organization.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 610th Maintenance Battalion on 1 November 1966. It was redesignated with the symbolism revised, for the 610th Ordnance Battalion on 29 July 1988. The insignia was redesignated with the description and symbolism updated, for the 610th Support Battalion on 14 November 2005.




Coat of Arms


Description/Blazon

Shield

Azure (Light Blue), in chief and in base a barrulet wavy Argent; between two fusils per quarterly Sable and Or charged with a gunstone, a pale of the fourth bearing a fusil Gules (Crimson) charged with a bomb issuing flames palewise of the fourth.

Crest

From a wreath Argent and Azure (Light Blue) a tower Sable and suspended therefrom by a riband of the second an escutcheon Gules charged with a star of eleven points Or, in base two demi-spears saltirewise Proper.

Motto

QUALITY SERVICE.

Symbolism

Shield

The colors crimson and light blue are indicative of the former parent organization. Its three honors awarded for service in Europe, World War II, are symbolized by the three heraldic fusils (elongated diamond shapes); the crimson central fusil for Central Europe and the two bearing black for service in the Rhineland and the Army of Occupation, Germany. The flaming fireball and two black gunstones allude to the organization's descent from an ordnance battalion. The divided fusils also refer to repair and maintenance support provided by the former 610th Maintenance Battalion; the wavy lines refer to the flow of supplies collected and classified by the organization.

Crest

The tower, symbol of strength and defense, refers to the unit's World War II campaign participation credits for Rhineland and Central Europe. Black suggests the color of gunpowder and recalls the unit's Ordnance history. The red shield commemorates the battalion's Meritorious Unit Commendation awarded for Vietnam. The eleven pointed star is for the eleven campaign participation credits for Vietnam. Gold is emblematic of excellence and high ideals. The spears, signifying combat readiness, represent the organization's service in both World War II and Vietnam.

Background
The coat of arms was approved for the 610th Support Battalion on 12 December 2005.





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