470TH TRANSPORTATION 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 gold truck wheel of seven spokes with green hub, the lower half surmounted by three brick red fleurs-de-lis conjoined chevronwise all above two wavy bars the upper one of white and the lower one of blue.

Symbolism
Brick red and golden yellow are the colors used for the Transportation Corps. The seven spoked wheel, suggested by the arms of the 470th Quartermaster Truck Regiment, denotes the heritage of the organization. The three fleurs-de-lis and the wavy bars represent the unit's participation in the Northern France, Ardennes-Alsace, Central Europe and Rhineland Campaigns during World War II. A wheel is also symbolic of transportation and the wavy bars simulate water, together they refer to the overall mission of the organization. The green hub depicts a traffic control symbol and alludes to the unit's capabilities.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 20 April 1971. It was amended to update the description effective 16 September 2011.




Coat of Arms


Description/Blazon

Shield

Argent, seven bars wavy Azure, surmounted by a wheel hub Or, charged with a roundel Vert, on a chevron Sanguine three fleurs-de-lis of the third.

Crest

That for the regiments and separate battalions of the Army Reserve: From a wreath Argent and Azure, 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

None.

Symbolism

Shield

Brick red and golden yellow are the colors used for the Transportation Corps. The seven spoked wheel, suggested by the arms of the 470th Quartermaster Truck Regiment, denotes the heritage of the organization. The three fleurs-de-lis and the wavy bars represent the unit's participation in the Northern France, Ardennes-Alsace, Central Europe and Rhineland Campaigns during World War II. A wheel is also symbolic of transportation and the wavy bars simulate water, together they refer to the overall mission of the organization. The green hub depicts a traffic control symbol and alludes to the unit's capabilities.

Crest

The crest is that of the United States Army Reserve.

Background
The coat of arms was approved effective 16 September 2011.





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