424TH MEDICAL BATTALION
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Distinctive Unit Insignia


Description/Blazon
A gold color metal and enamel device 1 3/16 inches (3.02 cm) in height overall consisting of a gold caduceus and in front, below the wings, a circular maroon scroll open at bottom center and inscribed in gold with the words "THE SOLDIERS LIFELINE." The scroll encloses a disc and gold rays, and on the disc is a medical depot map symbol in white, gold, and maroon, the ends of the scroll rolled in base at either side of the central staff.

Symbolism
The colors maroon and white and the caduceus are symbols associated with the Army Medical Corps. The central disc is a representation of the military map symbol for a medical depot, and the rays denote the beneficial aspects of the services provided by the unit.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 324th Medical Unit on 28 October 1981. It was redesignated for the 424th Medical Battalion with the description revised effective 16 February 1995.




Coat of Arms


Description/Blazon

Shield

Sanguine, a rayed bezant superimposed by a caduceus Or, and overall in base a stylized medical depot map symbol of the like, Sanguine and Argent.

Crest

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

THE SOLDIERS LIFELINE.

Symbolism

Shield

The colors maroon (Sanguine) and white (Argent) and the caduceus are symbols associated with the Army Medical Corps. The central disc is a representation of the military map symbol for a medical depot, and the rays denote the beneficial aspects of the services provided by the unit.

Crest

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

Background
The coat of arms was approved for the 424th Medical Battalion on 26 May 1994.





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