296TH SUPPORT BATTALION
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Distinctive Unit Insignia


Description/Blazon
A Gold color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in height overall consisting of a shield blazoned: Per chevron Or and Gules, a pale interlaced with an annulet counterchanged. Attached below the shield a Red scroll doubled and inscribed "FRONTLINE SUPPORT" in Gold.

Symbolism
Gold/buff and red are the colors traditionally associated with U.S. Army Support organizations. The chevron alludes to the motto, "Frontline Support," symbolizing the thrust to support the front line in combat. The annulet denotes speed and quick response in supplying aid and support, and refers to the accomplishments of the predecessor unit. The pale is representative of strength and resolution.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 23 January 1990.




Coat of Arms


Description/Blazon

Shield

Per chevron Or and Gules, a pale interlaced with an annulet counterchanged.

Crest

On a wreath of the colors, Or and Gules, a torri gate of the second, and hanging thereon on a wheel of the first with a compass rose of six points Or garnished Gules (Brick Red) embossed with a Taeguk Gules and Azure

Motto

FRONTLINE SUPPORT.

Symbolism

Shield

Gold/buff and red are the colors traditionally associated with U.S. Army Support organizations. The chevron alludes to the motto, "Frontline Support," symbolizing the thrust to support the front line in combat. The annulet denotes speed and quick response in supplying aid and support, and refers to the accomplishments of the predecessor unit. The pale is representative of strength and resolution.

Crest

The torri gate recalls the unit's Korean War service, symbolized also by the Taeguk embossed on the compass rose. The Battalion's post-World War II service as the 296th Transportation Truck Battalion is represented by the gold wheel. The compass rose denotes worldwide service. Red stands for courage, gold for excellence.

Background
The coat of arms was approved on 23 January 1990. It was amended to revise the blazon of the crest on 6 February 1990.





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