13TH 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: Per fess dancette Azure and Buff, fesswise in chief two sprigs of grapevine each bearing a leaf pendant Argent. Attached below the shield a Silver scroll bearing the inscription "STRENGTH" on the left and "SUPPORT" on the right in Black letters.

Symbolism
Buff is used with blue for the Quartermaster Corps. The two grape leaves refer to the areas where the unit served in World War II?the Rhineland and Northern France. The dancette partition line represents the mountainous terrain of Korea where the organization served during that War. The peaks are three in number in reference to the Battalion's three unit awards for action in Korea.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 13th Quartermaster Battalion on 12 July 1963. It was redesignated for the 13th Supply and Service Battalion on 9 August 1966. The insignia was redesignated for the 13th Support Battalion with the description and symbolism revised effective 16 October 1992.




Coat of Arms


Description/Blazon

Shield

Per fess dancette Azure and Buff, fesswise in chief two sprigs of grapevine each bearing a leaf pendant Argent.

Crest

From a wreath Buff and Azure, a dromedary statant haltered, collared and bearing supplies Proper, pendant therefrom a Moorish shield bendwise sinister blazoned: Per chevron Azure and Buff, all environed by a wreath of two palm trees Proper.

Motto

STRENGTH SUPPORT.

Symbolism

Shield

Buff is used with blue for the Quartermaster Corps. The two grape leaves refer to the areas where the unit served in World War II?the Rhineland and Northern France. The dancette partition line represents the mountainous terrain of Korea where the organization served during that War. The peaks are three in number in reference to the Battalion's three unit awards for action in Korea.

Crest

The dromedary symbolizes desert resupply and support to the front line troops. The cargo and shield on the camel reflect the unit's former designations as a Quartermaster Battalion and as a Supply and Service Battalion. The palm trees denote the unit's participation in Southwest Asia Desert Shield/Desert Storm campaigns.

Background
The coat of arms was originally approved for the 13th Quartermaster Battalion on 12 July 1963. It was redesignated for the 13th Supply and Service Battalion on 9 August 1966. The insignia was redesignated for the 13th Support Battalion with the blazon and symbolism revised effective 16 October 1992. It was amended to add a crest on 13 May 1999.





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