6TH ORDNANCE 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 gold Korean temple on a blue background surmounted vertically by a black canon barrel, muzzle end up and capped by a demi-fleur-de-lis, the barrel bearing five gold roundels along the bore with the areas on either side of the breech green, all enclosed by a red scroll divided into three folds, the ends curving upward and terminating at the corners of the fleur-de-lis inscribed "SAFE SECURE RELIABLE" in gold letters.

Symbolism
Crimson and yellow (gold) are the colors used for Ordnance. The cannon barrel alludes to the Ordnance mission, the fleur-de-lis represent the initial area of combat and the five gold roundels commemorate the five campaigns credited the organization during World War II. The color green refers to the Military Police Company, a major unit within the Battalion, having the significant mission of providing the "secure" environment indicative of the motto "SAFE SECURE RELIABLE" and the Korean temple alludes to the present location and support of the Army elements in that area.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 5 September 1972.




Coat of Arms


Description/Blazon

Shield

Per fess debased Azure (Bluebird) and Vert a Korean temple Or, overall a field piece palewise Sable charged with five bezants and issuing a demi-fleur-de-lis Gules.

Crest

From a wreath Or and Azure (Bluebird), a laurel wreath Vert superimposed by an aerial bomb point up Proper charged with a fleur-de-lis Or, all above bars gemelles wavy Gules and Azure.

Motto

SAFE SECURE RELIABLE.

Symbolism

Shield

The field piece is adapted from the Ordnance insignia of branch and alludes to the unit's mission. The fleur-de-lis symbolizes the unit's baptism of fire in France. The five bezants are for the unit's campaigns during World War II. The oriental temple refers to service in Korea.

Crest

The bomb represents the Ordnance branch. World War II campaigns in Northern France, Normandy and Ardennes-Alsace are recalled by the fleur-de-lis; the laurel wreath refers to honorable service in other regions of Central Europe, the Rhineland and Austria. The bars gemelles symbolize the Rhine River and Rhineland, scarlet and blue representing courage and steadfastness respectively.

Background
The coat of arms was approved on 29 May 1998.





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