701ST 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: Per saltire Or and Gules, two crosses pattée in pale each charged with a torteau, and a like number of Maltese crosses in fess each bearing a bezant, all counterchanged. Attached below the shield is a Gold scroll inscribed "SERVITUM ET COR CORDIS" in Black letters.

Symbolism
The shield is in the colors of the Ordnance Corps. The two crosses pattée recall that the predecessor organization was cited by the French Army for action at Kasserine and at the Normandy beachhead. The Maltese crosses represent the organization's two citations awarded by the Belgian Army for action at Mons and at Eupen-Malmedy.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 701st Ordnance Battalion on 26 May 1954. It was redesignated for the 701st Maintenance Battalion on 31 January 1964. It was updated on 27 September 1972. The insignia was redesignated with description and symbolism amended for the 701st Support Battalion on 5 June 1987.




Coat of Arms


Description/Blazon

Shield

Per saltire Or and Gules, two crosses pattée in pale each charged with a torteau, and a like number of Maltese crosses in fess each bearing a bezant, all counterchanged.

Crest

On a wreath of the colors Or and Gules, in front of two palm branches Vert bound together with a ribbon of the second, a pair of double-open-end wrenches crossed in saltire of the first the handles scarlet and surmounted at center by a cross of four spearheads conjoined overall Gold.

Motto

SERVITIUM ET COR CORDIS (Service and Courage of Heart).

Symbolism

Shield

The shield is in the colors of the Ordnance Corps. The two crosses pattée recall that the predecessor organization was cited by the French Army for action at Kasserine and at the Normandy beachhead. The Maltese crosses represent the organization's two citations awarded by the Belgian Army for action at Mons and at Eupen-Malmedy.

Crest

The colors yellow and red, suggested by the national flag of Vietnam, allude to the 701st Maintenance Battalion's participation in eleven campaigns there. The wrenches, symbolic of the maintenance mission, have scarlet handles representing two awards of the Meritorious Unit Commendation. The four spearheads joined together symbolize the Cross of Gallantry and the green palm branches bound in red are in the colors of the Civil Action Honor Medal, two decorations awarded by the Republic of Vietnam.

Background
The coat of arms was originally approved for the 701st Ordnance Battalion on 26 may 1954. It was redesignated for the 701st Maintenance Battalion on 31 January 1964. It was amended to add a crest on 27 September 1972. The coat of arms was redesignated with symbolism amended for the 701st Support Battalion on 5 June 1987.





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