26TH SUPPORT BATTALION
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Distinctive Unit Insignia


Description/Blazon
A Silver color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in height overall consisting of a shield blazoned: Per fess Argent and Buff, on the first a winged helmet Gules, on the second a truck spring of the first. Attached below the shield a Red scroll with "VICTORY THROUGH MOBILITY" in Silver letters.

Symbolism
Buff is one of the colors for Quartermaster and Support organizations. The functions of the predecessor organization are symbolized by the truck spring indicating the trucking activities and by the red winged helmet implying speed and derived from Mercury's winged helmet. The motto is expressive of the contribution of the personnel toward victory.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 26th Quartermaster Regiment on 3 February 1943. It was redesignated for the 26th Quartermaster Battalion on 7 June 1944. It was redesignated for the 26th Transportation Battalion on 23 June 1954. The insignia was amended to correct the description on 15 November 1962. It was redesignated for the 26th Support Battalion with the description and symbolism amended on 14 September 1987.




Coat of Arms


Description/Blazon

Shield

Per fess Argent and Buff, on the first a winged helmet Gules, on the second a truck spring of the first.

Crest

From a wreath of the colors Argent and Buff, an oriental dragon passant Or; armed, langued and garnished Gules and Argent, collared Gules, rimmed Or in front of a demi-tower Gules (Brick Red) mortared Argent and charged on battlements with a fleur-de-lis Or.

Motto

VICTORY THROUGH MOBILITY.

Symbolism

Shield

Buff is one of the colors for Quartermaster and Support organizations. The functions of the predecessor organization are symbolized by the truck spring indicating the trucking activities and by the red winged helmet implying speed and derived from Mercury's winged helmet. The motto is expressive of the contribution of the personnel toward victory.

Crest

The stylized oriental dragon commemorates both the unit's Asiatic-Pacific Theater decoration and campaign participation credit; the red collar honors the Meritorious Unit Commendation. The tower and fleur-de-lis refer to the organization's World War II campaign participation in France, Rhineland and Central Europe. It symbolizes defense and stability and is "brick" red recalling the unit's transportation heritage. The five embattlements reflect their five campaign participation credits.

Background
The coat of arms was originally approved for the 26th Quartermaster Regiment on 3 February 1943. It was redesignated for the 26th Quartermaster Battalion on 7 June 1944. It was rescinded on 23 June 1954. The insignia was reinstated and redesignated for the 26th Support Battalion with the blazon and symbolism amended on 14 September 1987. It was amended to add a crest on 1 March 1990.





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