700TH SUPPORT BATTALION
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Distinctive Unit Insignia


Description/Blazon
A Gold color metal and enamel device 1 3/8 inches (3.49 cm) in height overall consisting of a shield blazoned: Gules a pale Or and a bar dancette counterchanged between in chief a fleur-de-lis Azure and in base a Taeguk in the national colors of Korea (Scarlet over Blue). Attached above from a wreath Or and Gules (Yellow and Scarlet), an Indian's head with war bonnet all Proper. Attached below and to the sides of the shield a Gold scroll inscribed "TRADITION PRIDE SUPPORT" in Black letters.

Symbolism
Buff (yellow) and scarlet are the colors used for Support. The bar dancette (formed by three chevrons, a symbol derived from the shape of a rafter, or roof support) is used to indicate the Battalion's mission of support. The bar dancette also simulates three arrowheads, signifying participation by elements of the battalion in three World War II assault landings, while the three vertical divisions allude to participation in World War I and II and the Korean Conflict. The scarlet chevron at center refers to the Meritorious Unit Commendation, the fleur-de-lis to the French Croix de Guerre and the Taeguk to the Korean Presidential Unit Citation, unit decorations awarded to elements of the Battalion for service in World War II and Korea.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 29 February 1972.




Coat of Arms


Description/Blazon

Shield

Gules a pale Or and a bar dancette counterchanged between in chief a fleur-de-lis Azure and in base a Taeguk in the national colors of Korea (Scarlet over Blue).

Crest

That for the regiments and separate battalions of the Oklahoma Army National Guard: From a wreath Or and Gules (Yellow and Scarlet), an Indian's head with war bonnet all Proper.

Motto

TRADITION PRIDE SUPPORT.

Symbolism

Shield

Buff (yellow) and scarlet are the colors used for Support. The bar dancette (formed by three chevrons, a symbol derived from the shape of a rafter, or roof support) is used to indicate the Battalion's mission of support. The bar dancette also simulates three arrowheads, signifying participation by elements of the battalion in three World War II assault landings, while the three vertical divisions allude to participation in World War I and II and the Korean Conflict. The scarlet chevron at center refers to the Meritorious Unit Commendation, the fleur-de-lis to the French Croix de Guerre and the Taeguk to the Korean Presidential Unit Citation, unit decorations awarded to elements of the Battalion for service in World War II and Korea.

Crest

The crest is that of the Oklahoma Army National Guard.

Background
The coat of arms was approved on 2 December 1971.





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