97TH ENGINEER 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: Argent, on a fess Gules a square knot of the first. Attached below the shield a Red scroll inscribed "NO TASK TOO GREAT" in Silver letters.

Symbolism
The shield is in the colors of the Corps of Engineers. It is charged with a square knot, one of the most important of engineer devices.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 97th Engineer Battalion (Separate) on 28 January 1942. It was redesignated for the 97th Engineer Regiment on 5 June 1942. It was redesignated for the 97th Engineer General Service Battalion on 6 February 1948. The insignia was redesignated for the 97th Engineer Construction Battalion on 9 May 1952. It was redesignated for the 97th Engineer Battalion on 9 April 1956.




Coat of Arms


Description/Blazon

Shield

Argent, on a fess Gules a square knot of the first.

Crest

None.

Motto

NO TASK TOO GREAT.

Symbolism

Shield

The shield is in the colors of the Corps of Engineers. It is charged with a square knot, one of the most important of engineer devices.

Crest

None.

Background
The coat of arms was originally approved for the 97th Engineer Battalion (Separate) on 28 January 1942. It was redesignated for the 97th Engineer Regiment on 20 June 1942. It was redesignated for the 97th Engineer General Service Battalion on 21 January 1947. The insignia was redesignated for the 97th Engineer Construction Battalion on 9 May 1952. It was redesignated for the 97th Engineer Battalion on 9 April 1956.





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