787TH MILITARY POLICE 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 shield blazoned: Per bend Or and Vert, a bend wavy Gules and in sinister chief a fleur-de-lis Azure. Attached below and arcing to the sides is a Blue scroll inscribed "EXCELLENCE ALWAYS" in Gold letters.

Symbolism
The Battalion's World War II campaign in Northern France is recalled by the fleur-de-lis and the use of gold and blue. The Meritorious Unit Commendation is represented by the red wavy bend, suggesting a scarlet streamer. Green and yellow represent the Military Police Corps.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 20 November 1986.




Coat of Arms


Description/Blazon

Shield

Per bend Or and Vert, a bend wavy Gules and in sinister chief a fleur-de-lis Azure.

Crest

On a wreath of the colors Or and Vert, issuant from within a wreath of laurel of the first a dexter gantlet Argent grasping a book of law bend sinisterwise Vert, spine and corners Sable, charged with a balance of the like, the pages Gold.

Motto

EXCELLENCE ALWAYS.

Symbolism

Shield

The Battalion's World War II campaign in Northern France is recalled by the fleur-de-lis and the use of gold and blue. The Meritorious Unit Commendation is represented by the red wavy bend, suggesting a scarlet streamer. Green and yellow represent the Military Police Corps.

Crest

The armored hand and book of law symbolize the upholding and enforcing of the law. The scales represent justice. The gold wreath stands for excellence and justice with honor.

Background
The coat of arms was approved on 20 November 1986.





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