63 ARMOR
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Distinctive Unit Insignia


Description/Blazon
A silver color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86cm) in height overall consisting of a shield blazoned: Vert, a bend wavy Or between a fleur-de-lis and a lion rampant Argent, on a canton of the last a mullet of the first within a square one point to chief of the third superimposed on a septfoil of the first.

Symbolism
Green is used for Armor. The wavy band is from the Arms of the Rheinprovinz, and indicates service in that area and in Central Europe, while the fleur-de-lis is for service in France and the citation for Colleville. The rampant lion from the Arms of Belgium represents the citation for Mons Eupen-Malmedy. The canton represents descent from the 745th Tank Battalion from which these honors were inherited, seven being represented by the septfoil, four by the square, and five by the star.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 4 Dec 1964.




Coat of Arms


Description/Blazon

Shield

Vert, a bend wavy Or between a fleur-de-lis and a lion rampant Argent, on a canton of the last a mullet of the first within a square one point to chief of the third superimposed on a septfoil of the first.

Crest

On a wreath Or and Vert a dragon sejant Gules gorged with a collar Sable rimmed of the first and grasping in his dexter claw a morning star of the fourth.

Motto

SEEK, STRIKE, DESTROY

Symbolism

Shield

Green is used for Armor. The wavy band is from the Arms of the Rheinprovinz, and indicates service in that area and in Central Europe, while the fleur-de-lis is for service in France and the citation for Colleville. The rampant lion from the Arms of Belgium represents the citation for Mons Eupen-Malmedy. The canton represents descent from the 745th Tank Battalion from which these honors were inherited, seven being represented by the septfoil, four by the square, and five by the star.

Crest

The Siegfried Line is symbolized by a dragon, the collar about his throat signifying the capture of the line resulting from its breaching by Armor units. The morning star, a type of medieval war club, alludes to the reduction of the city of Aachen.

Background
The coat of arms was approved on 4 Dec 1964.





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