46TH 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 red equilateral triangle charged with a green wavy bar, superimposed by a gold color crescent, all in front of a black disc.

Symbolism
Brick red and yellow are the colors traditionally associated with the Transportation Corps, the former unit. The equilateral triangle symbolizes the ability of the unit to be equal to any transportation task assigned. The black disc refers to continuous mobile support. Green is one of the national colors of Italy; the wavy green bar represents service in that country during World War II. The crescent, an emblem of Tunisia, alludes to campaign participation in North Africa during World War II.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 46th Transportation Battalion on 26 January 1968. It was redesignated for the 46th Support Battalion with the description and symbolism revised on 23 May 1991.




Coat of Arms


Description/Blazon

Shield

Or, a roundel Sable bearing an equilateral triangle Gules (Brick Red) charged with a wavy bar fesswise Vert, superimposed by a crescent of the first.

Crest

On a wreath of the colors Or and Sable, a crescent-shaped laurel wreath Proper superimposed by a Roman helmet Argent, comb and lining garnished Gules (Brick Red).

Motto

FIRST IN SUPPORT.

Symbolism

Shield

This Battalion perpetuates the colors of a Transportation Battalion; golden yellow and brick red are colors traditionally associated with the Transportation Corps. The equilateral triangle symbolizes the unit's ability to be equal to any transportation task assigned. The black roundel refers to continuous mobile support. Green is one of the colors on the national flag of Italy; the green wavy bar represents service in that country during World War II. The crescent, an emblem of Tunisia, alludes to campaign participation in North Africa during World War II.

Crest

The colors red, white and green are adapted from the flag of Italy and together with the Roman helmet recall the unit's participation in the Sicily, Rome-Arno and Naples-Foggia campaigns during World War II. The helmet further symbolizes the unit's mission in preparing the soldier to meet all challenges. The crescent-shaped laurel wreath indicates service in Tunisia during World War II and signifies honor and achievement.

Background
The coat of arms was approved on 23 May 1991. It was amended to correct the blazon and symbolism of the shield and blazon of the crest on 5 June 1991.





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