291ST ENGINEER 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: Gules, a cost enhanced Argent between in chief a lion rampant and in base a lion passant guardant bendwise Or. Attached below the shield a Gold scroll inscribed "LABORAMUS AD MUNIENDUM" in Black letters.

Symbolism
Scarlet and white are the colors of the Corps of Engineers. The rampant lion is from the arms of Bavaria and symbolizes the unit's final campaign during World War II, the Central Europe campaign. The lion "passant guardant" is from the arms of Normandy and represents the organization's participation in the assault landing on the beaches. The motto translates to "We Work To Fortify."

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 24 May 1956.




Coat of Arms


Description/Blazon

Shield

Gules, a cost enhanced Argent between in chief a lion rampant and in base a lion passant guardant bendwise Or.

Crest

That for the regiments and separate battalions of the Army Reserve: On a wreath of the colors Argent and Gules, the Lexington Minute Man Proper. The statute of the Minute Man, Captain John Parker (H.H. Kitson, sculptor), stands on the common in Lexington, Massachusetts.

Motto

LABORAMUS AD MUNIENDUM (We Work To Fortify).

Symbolism

Shield

Scarlet and white are the colors of the Corps of Engineers. The rampant lion is from the arms of Bavaria and symbolizes the unit's final campaign during World War II, the Central Europe campaign. The lion "passant guardant" is from the arms of Normandy and represents the organization's participation in the assault landing on the beaches.

Crest

The crest is that of the United States Army Reserve.

Background
The coat of arms was approved on 24 May 1956.





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