232D 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 shield blazoned: Per chevron Gules (Crimson) and Azure, on a chevron invected, Or, between three Korean plum roses in chief and in base a garb all of the third two alchemical symbols for purifying chevronwise, points upwards Sable. Attached below the shield a Gold color metal scroll inscribed "SATISY THE NEED" in Black letters.

Symbolism
Crimson and yellow are the colors used for Ordnance and allude to the present organization's descent from the 32d Ordnance Battalion. The colors, with the three Korean plum roses, refer to the three years in Korea, for which the organization was awarded the Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation. The invected chevron simulates a cloud of gaseous elements and, with the alchemical symbols for purifying, refer to decontamination services incident to chemical, biological and radiological operations. The chevron, the alchemical symbols, and the garb, a symbol for bread, all refer to the basic mission of the battalion.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 232d Supply and Service Battalion on 11 July 1969. It was redesignated for the 232d Support Battalion with the description and symbolism revised on 5 June 1995.




Coat of Arms


Description/Blazon

Shield

Per chevron Gules (Crimson) and Azure, on a chevron invected, Or, between three Korean plum roses in chief and in base a garb all of the third two alchemical symbols for purifying chevronwise, points upwards Sable.

Crest

That for the regiments and separate battalions of the Illinois Army National Guard: From a wreath Or and Gules, upon a grassy field the blockhouse of old Fort Dearborn Proper.

Motto

SATISFY THE NEED.

Symbolism

Shield

Crimson and yellow are the colors used for Ordnance and allude to the present organization's descent from the 32d Ordnance Battalion. The colors, with the three Korean plum roses, refer to the three years in Korea, for which the organization was awarded the Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation. The invected chevron simulates a cloud of gaseous elements and, with the alchemical symbols for purifying, refer to decontamination services incident to chemical, biological and radiological operations. The chevron, the alchemical symbols, and the garb, a symbol for bread, all refer to the basic mission of the battalion.

Crest

The crest is that of the Illinois Army National Guard.

Background
The coat of arms was originally approved for the 232d Supply and Service Battalion on 11 April 1969. It was cancelled on 29 July 1975. It was reinstated for the 232d Support Battalion on 5 June 1995.





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