719TH 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 shield blazoned: Per bend Or and Brick Red, upon a railroad track from center sinister fess to base throughout counterchanged a steam railroad engine affronté, irradiated of the last, on the second a semaphore of the first, arm to base, illuminated Vert. Attached below the shield a Brick Red scroll inscribed "SUNSET ROUTE TO VICTORY" in Gold letters.

Symbolism
Brick red and golden yellow are the colors traditionally used by the Transportation Corps. The railway track and steam engine represent the functions of the organization in moving the Armed Forces on the route to victory. The successful completion of the allotted duties is indicated by the semaphore showing a green "all clear" light.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 719th Railway Operating Battalion on 24 February 1943. It was redesignated for the 719th Transportation Battalion on 8 July 1954. The insignia was amended to update the description and symbolism on 17 April 2000.




Coat of Arms


Description/Blazon

Shield

Per bend Or and Brick Red, upon a railroad track from center sinister fess to base throughout counterchanged a steam railroad engine affronté, irradiated of the last, on the second a semaphore of the first, arm to base, illuminated Vert.

Crest

That for the regiments and separate battalions of the Army Reserve: From a wreath Or and 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

SUNSET ROUTE TO VICTORY.

Symbolism

Shield

Brick red and golden yellow are the colors traditionally used by the Transportation Corps. The railway track and steam engine represent the functions of the organization in moving the Armed Forces on the route to victory. The successful completion of allotted duties is indicated by the semaphore showing a green "all clear" light.

Crest

The crest is that of the United States Army Reserve.

Background
The coat of arms was originally approved for the 719th Railway Operating Battalion on 24 February 1943. It was redesignated for the 719th Transportation Battalion on 8 July 1954. The insignia was amended to update the authorization letter on 17 April 2000.





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