348TH TRANSPORTATION BATTALION
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Distinctive Unit Insignia


Description/Blazon
A gold color metal and enamel device 1 3/16 inches (3.02 cm) in height overall consisting of a gold background shape simulating a chess rook surmounted by a disc the upper half red (brick red) and the lower half consisting of three undulatory bars, one white between two blue, bearing in center overall a white five-pointed star on a gold disc within a black ring, in base a semi-circular red scroll, folded back and up behind the chess rook, inscribed "LOGISTICS OVER THE SHORE" in gold letters.

Symbolism
The chess rook symbolizes the agility of the 348th Transportation Battalion and the performance of mission. The single star represents Houston, the headquarters of the unit in Texas, the "Lone Star State." The wavy bars adjacent to the solid area and surmounted by the annulet allude to the mobility and the capability of the unit to command and control water terminal operations.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 11 September 1970.




Coat of Arms


Description/Blazon

Shield

Per fess wavy Gules (Brick Red) semé of rooks Or, and Azure, in base a bar wavy Argent, over all an annulet Sable fimbriated White, entouring a bezant charged with a mullet of the last.

Crest

That for regiments and separate battalions of the Army Reserve: From a wreath Or and Gules (Brick Red), 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

LOGISTICS OVER THE SHORE.

Symbolism

Shield

Brick red and golden yellow are the colors associated with Transportation. The rook symbolizes the agility of the unit personnel to provide transportation on whatever is needed to wherever it's needed. The blue and white wavy field reflects the unit's functions in command and control of water terminal operations. The circular objects suggest a tire and denote the Battalion's mobility. The star associates the unit with the State of Texas where the Battalion headquarters is located.

Crest

The crest is that of the U.S. Army Reserve.

Background
The coat of arms was approved on 9 July 1997.





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