145TH SUPPORT BATTALION
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Distinctive Unit Insignia


Description/Blazon
A gold color metal and enamel device 1 3/16 inches (3.02 cm) in height overall consisting of a gold heraldic arming buckle (square) with tongue vertical and inner spaces buff issuing a red fleur-de-lis upon a blue area between two white antlers surmounting the upper sides of the buckle, all above five heraldic gunstones (black rounds) enclosed by a red scroll around base from the lower corners of the buckle and inscribed "BORN OF PRIDE" in gold.

Symbolism
The arming buckle is a piece of equipment which was required in the preparation of a medieval knight to do battle, and along with the colors buff and yellow (gold) and the spreading antlers, represents the mission and ready condition of the predecessor unit, the 145th Supply and Service Battalion. The colors blue and yellow and the two antlers refer to the former unit's service with the 2d Infantry Regiment during World War I. The colors scarlet and white denote a period of service as Engineers and yellow refers to the predecessor unit's service as Armored Cavalry. Scarlet and yellow represent the former unit's World War II service as Field Artillery and the five gunstones denote as many campaigns from Normandy through Central Europe. The fleur-de-lis alludes to the Belgian Army Citation for action at the Meuse River.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 145th Supply and Service Battalion on 29 October 1979. It was redesignated for the 145th Support Battalion with the symbolism revised effective 1 September 1988.




Coat of Arms


Description/Blazon

Shield

Per chevron Azure and Buff, in chief five bezants chevronwise and in base an arming buckle Sable and Or charged with a fleur-de-lis Gules between a stag's attires Sable.

Crest

That for the regiments and separate battalions of the Idaho Army National Guard: On a wreath of the colors, Or and Azure, an elk's head caboshed Proper.

Motto

BORN OF PRIDE.

Symbolism

Shield

The antlers represent the predecessor unit, the 145th Supply and Service Battalion, and its service with the 2d Infantry Regiment during World War I. The fleur-de-lis refers to the Belgian Army Citation for action at the Meuse River. The arming buckle represents the unit's readiness to do battle. The five bezants recall the World War II campaigns in which the unit participated from Normandy through Central Europe. Blue and yellow refer to the predecessor unit's service with the 2d Infantry Regiment during World War I. Buff and yellow also recall this unit. Black stands for integrity and strength.

Crest

The crest is that of the Idaho Army National Guard.

Background
The coat of arms was approved for the 145th Support Battalion on 28 March 1990.





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