63D SUPPORT 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: Buff, two pallets Gules (Brick Red) surmounted by a mullet of six points Argent charged with a torteau, a chief counter-compony of the third and second. Attached below the shield a Silver scroll inscribed "VEHICULUM VICTORIAE" in Black letters.

Symbolism
Buff and brick red are the colors used for Supply and Transportation, the original unit designation. The two pallets suggesting roads or highways allude to mobility and also refer to the unit's two battle honors in World War II. The chief with its alternate squares symbolizes the distribution and flow of supply. The six-pointed mullet, resembling a spur rowel, represents movement and speed, and its six points allude to the Battalion's former home area, the Sixth United States Army. The scarlet disc refers to the Meritorious Unit Commendation awarded the Battalion in World War II. The motto translates to "Victory's Wagon."

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 63d Supply and Transport Battalion on 9 July 1964. It was redesignated for the 63d Support Battalion with the description updated and the symbolism revised effective 16 September 2010.




Coat of Arms


Description/Blazon

Shield

Buff, two pallets Gules (Brick Red) surmounted by a mullet of six points Argent charged with a torteau, a chief counter-compony of the third and second.

Crest

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

Motto

VEHICULUM VICTORIAE (Victory's Wagon).

Symbolism

Shield

Buff and brick red are the colors used for Supply and Transportation, the original unit designation. The two pallets suggesting roads or highways allude to mobility and also refer to the unit's two battle honors in World War II. The chief with its alternate squares symbolizes the distribution and flow of supply. The six-pointed mullet, resembling a spur rowel, represents movement and speed, and its six points allude to the Battalion's former home area, the Sixth United States Army. The scarlet disc refers to the Meritorious Unit Commendation awarded the Battalion in World War II.

Crest

The crest is that of the United States Army Reserve.

Background
The coat of arms was originally approved for the 63d Supply and Transport Battalion on 9 July 1964. It was redesignated for the 63d Support Battalion with the blazon and symbolism updated effective 16 September 2010.





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