411TH ENGINEER BATTALION
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Distinctive Unit Insignia


Description/Blazon
A Silver color and enamel device 1 3/32 inches (2.78 cm) consisting of a shield blazoned: Gules, on a bend dovetailed cotised Argent, a bendlet per bend of the first and Azure. Attached below the shield a Silver scroll inscribed "READY AND ABLE" in Red letters.

Symbolism
Red and white are used for Engineers. The white bend represents a road, bridge, airstrip, etc., and is further dovetailed to imply the construction function of the Battalion. The two narrow white cotises signify the Battalion's two battle honors of World War II. The red and blue bendlet alludes to the Battalion's two decorations, the red referring to the Meritorious Unit Citation and the blue to the Philippine Presidential Citation. The red and blue stripes in conjunction with the white also simulate the stripes in the Hawaiian flag; the Battalion having been recently activated in Hawaii and assigned to the Pacific.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 6 December 1954.




Coat of Arms


Description/Blazon

Shield

Gules, on a bend dovetailed cotised Argent, a bendlet per bend of the first and Azure.

Crest

That for regiments and separate battalions of the Army Reserve: On a wreath of the colors Argent and Gules, 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

READY AND ABLE.

Symbolism

Shield

Red and white are used for Engineers. The white bend represents a road, bridge, airstrip, etc., and is further dovetailed to imply the construction function of the Battalion. The two narrow white cotises signify the Battalion's two battle honors of World War II. The red and blue bendlet alludes to the Battalion's two decorations, the red referring to the Meritorious Unit Citation and the blue to the Philippine Presidential Citation. The red and blue stripes in conjunction with the white also simulate the stripes in the Hawaiian flag; the Battalion having been recently activated in Hawaii and assigned to the Pacific.

Crest

The crest is that of the United States Army Reserve.

Background
The coat of arms was approved on 6 December 1954.





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