114TH SUPPORT BATTALION
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Distinctive Unit Insignia


Description/Blazon
A Silver color metal and enamel device 1 9/32 inches (3.25 cm) in height overall consisting of a shield and crest blazoned: Sanguine, a fess wavy Azure fimbriated Argent between in chief a mullet of the last (Argent) charged with a giant cactus Proper and in base six fleurs-de-lis of the third (Argent), three, two and one. Attached above the shield is the crest of the Massachusetts Army National Guard. Attached below the shield a Silver scroll inscribed "SEMPER ADJUVARE" in Black letters.

Symbolism
Maroon is a color traditionally associated with the Medical Corps, the original organization. The fess wavy azure symbolizes crossing the sea with the American Expeditionary Forces. The charges in chief, the Lone Star of Texas with a giant cactus superimposed, are indicative of the service of the 1st Ambulance Company on the Mexican Border, which is the connecting link between the parent unit's first service and previous to World War I. The six fleurs-de-lis in base indicate the six major operations occurring in France in which the parent organization participated with the 26th Division, American Expeditionary Forces, Aisne-Marne, Saint Mihiel, Meuse-Argonne, Ile de France, Lorraine and Picardy. The motto translates to "Always To Aid."

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 101st Medical Regiment on 19 March 1925. It was amended to add the crest on 21 May 1925. It was redesignated for the 121st Medical Battalion on 10 March 1945. The insignia was redesignated for the 114th Medical Battalion on 11 December 1952. It was redesignated for the 114th Support Battalion, effective 1 March 1988, with the description and symbolism revised.




Coat of Arms


Description/Blazon

Shield

Sanguine, a fess wavy Azure fimbriated Argent between in chief a mullet of the last (Argent) charged with a giant cactus Proper and in base six fleurs-de-lis of the third (Argent), three, two and one.

Crest

That for the regiments and separate battalions of the Massachusetts Army National Guard: On a wreath of the colors Argent and Sanguine a dexter arm embowed clothed Blue and ruffed White Proper grasping a broad sword Argent, the pommel and hilt Or.

Motto

SEMPER ADJUVARE (Always To Aid).

Symbolism

Shield

Maroon is a color traditionally associated with the Medical Corps, the original organization. The fess wavy azure symbolizes crossing the sea with the American Expeditionary Forces. The charges in chief, the Lone Star of Texas with a giant cactus superimposed, are indicative of the service of the 1st Ambulance Company on the Mexican Border, which is the connecting link between the parent unit's first service and previous to World War I. The six fleurs-de-lis in base indicate the six major operations occurring in France in which the parent organization participated with the 26th Division, American Expeditionary Forces, Aisne-Marne, Saint Mihiel, Meuse-Argonne, Ile de France, Lorraine and Picardy.

Crest

The crest is that of the Massachusetts Army National Guard.

Background
The coat of arms was originally approved for the 101st Medical Regiment on 19 March 1925. It was redesignated for the 121st Medical Battalion on 7 March 1945. The insignia was redesignated for the 114th Medical Battalion on 11 December 1952. It was redesignated for the 114th Support Battalion, effective 1 March 1988, with the symbolism revised.





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