766TH 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 disc charged throughout with four brick red stripes ? two saltirewise crossed by a vertical stripe and a wavy horizontal stripe ? surmounted in the center by a gold fleur-de-lis, all enclosed within a wide gold border charged with a circular black railroad track surmounted by four gold truck wheels extending over the outer rim of the border, one respectively in the upper left and right and similarly in base.

Symbolism
Brick red and golden yellow (gold) are the colors used for the Transportation Corps. The unit's service in the European Theater, World War II, as a Railway Shop Battalion is denoted by the fleur-de-lis and railroad track; the track also refers to the organization's railway origin. The truck wheels together with the straight stripes, which signify roadways, indicate the motor transport mission of the Battalion; the stripes also refer to the evaluation of highway traffic plans for determination of best routing. The organization's location at Evansville, Indiana, is indicated by the crossed stripes for the state motto, "THE CROSSROADS OF AMERICA," and combined with the wavy stripe, for the Ohio River, and railroad tracks allude to Evansville's great river-rail-highway terminal facility.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 24 July 1972.




Coat of Arms


Description/Blazon

Shield

Or, a saltire surmounted by a palet and a barrulet wavy Gules (Brick Red), all charged with a fleur-de-lis of the first; on a chief of the second a railroad track fesswise Argent, charged with two wheels Yellow.

Crest

That for the regiments and separate battalions of the Army Reserve: From a wreath Or and Gules, the Lexington 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 (gold) are the colors used for the Transportation Corps. The unit's service in the European Theater, World War II, as a Railway Shop Battalion is denoted by the fleur-de-lis and railroad track; the track also refers to the organization's railway origin. The truck wheels together with the straight stripes, which signify roadways, indicate the motor transport mission of the Battalion; the stripes also refer to the evaluation of highway traffic plans for determination of best routing. The organization's location at Evansville, Indiana, is indicated by the crossed stripes for the state motto, "THE CROSSROADS OF AMERICA," and combined with the wavy stripe, for the Ohio River, and railroad tracks allude to Evansville's great river-rail-highway terminal facility.

Crest

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

Background
The coat of arms was approved on 2 February 1998.





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