23D ENGINEER BATTALION
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Distinctive Unit Insignia


Description/Blazon
A Silver color metal and enamel device 15/16 inch (2.38 cm) in height consisting of a shield blazoned: Gules, on and in front of a rock issuant Argent an oak tree Vert.

Symbolism
The shield is red (Gules), with the rock in white (Argent), the colors of the Engineer Corps. The rock is taken from the arms of St. Mihiel and the tree is emblematic of the Meuse-Argonne.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 23d Engineer Regiment on 5 April 1934. It was redesignated for the 23d Engineer Battalion (Armored) on 11 July 1941. It was redesignated for the 23d Armored Engineer Battalion on 23 December 1949. The insignia was redesignated for the 23d Engineer Battalion on 18 August 1958.




Coat of Arms


Description/Blazon

Shield

Gules, on and in front of a rock issuant Argent an oak tree Vert.

Crest

On a wreath of the colors Argent and Gules an alerion Argent.

Motto

NOUS SERVIRONS DE NOUVEAU (We Will Serve Again).

Symbolism

Shield

The shield is red (Gules), with the rock in white (Argent), the colors of the Engineer Corps. The rock is taken from the arms of St. Mihiel and the tree is emblematic of the Meuse-Argonne.

Crest

The alerion represents service in the Lorraine Defensive during World War I.

Background
The coat of arms was originally approved for the 23d Engineer Regiment on 5 April 1934. It was redesignated for the 23d Engineer Battalion (Armored) on 11 July 1941. It was redesignated for the 23d Armored Engineer Battalion on 23 December 1949. The insignia was redesignated for the 23d Engineer Battalion on 18 August 1958.





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