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Distinctive Unit Insignia

A gold colored metal and enamel device 1 3/8 inches (3.49 cm) in height consisting of a brick red disc within a gold annulet bearing on the left side the inscription "GO GREEN" in green letters, all issuing from a base of four wavy bands alternately white and green; overall, springing diagonally from the lower right side toward the upper left, the winged horse Pegasus, all white.

The winged horse, Pegasus, stands for the 80th Transportation Battalion and for the vehicles and equipment which it operates and maintains. Pegasus refers to the days when military vehicles were drawn by the horse, whose care and maintenance were of primary consideration and importance to transportation. In addition, Pegasus, being a constellation used in celestial navigation, refers to the navigation of a terminal battalion's ships, boats, barges and tugs. The waves stand for beach and shore operations. They are four in number for the four World War II campaigns with which the Battalion is accredited. The color green and the motto are taken from the color coding used in the Army Equipment Record System in which green epitomizes maximum material readiness. Brick red and gold stand for the Transportation Corps.

The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 18 March 1968.

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