378TH SUPPORT BATTALION
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Distinctive Unit Insignia


Description/Blazon
A gold color metal ankh with red in the top, the cross arms of the ankh consisting of a winged besant. Below the wings, three entwining blue scrolls showing a red reverse, the topmost scroll inscribed "TO SERVE," the middle scroll inscribed "SUPPLY," and the bottom scroll inscribed "SUSTAIN," all in gold letters; the device measures 1 1/4 inches (3.18 cm) overall.

Symbolism
The ankh, an ancient Egyptian symbol of life and subsistence, alludes to the unit's original activities in Egypt, the winged cross arms referring to the previous assignment of the predecessor unit to the U.S. Army Forces, Middle East. The blue color of the scroll represents water and refers to service overseas and the Nile River. The red in the top of the ankh refers to the Meritorious Unit Commendation awarded the organization for its service in Egypt.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 378th Quartermaster Battalion on 22 November 1965. It was redesignated for the 378th Supply and Service Battalion on 25 June 1968. The insignia was redesignated effective 16 April 1994, for the 378th Support Battalion with the description and symbolism revised.




Coat of Arms


Description/Blazon

Shield

Azure a bendlet Gules fimbriated Or overall an ankh, the cross arms consisting of a winged besant all of the third.

Crest

That for the regiments and separate battalions of the Army Reserve: From a wreath of the colors Or and Azure, 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

TO SERVE-SUPPLY-SUSTAIN.

Symbolism

Shield

The blue color is sued to represent water and refers to service overseas and the Nile River. The ankh, an ancient Egyptian symbol of life and subsistence, alludes to the unit's original activities in Egypt, the winged cross arms referring to the previous assignment of the predecessor unit to the U.S. Army Forces, Middle East. The red bendlet refers to the Meritorious Unit Commendation awarded the organization for its service in Egypt.

Crest

The crest is that of the United States Army Reserve.

Background
The coat of arms was originally approved for the 378th Quartermaster Battalion on 26 February 1965. It was cancelled on 27 June 1968. The insignia was reinstated and authorized for the 378th Support Battalion effective 16 April 1994, with the blazon and symbolism revised.





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