215TH SUPPORT 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: Or, a chevron Gules charged with two lightning flashes conjoined chevronwise Or, in base a blacksmith's hammer and tongs saltirewise surmounted by an anvil, all Proper. Attached below the shield a Black scroll inscribed "NO TASK TOO TOUGH" in Gold letters.

Symbolism
Gold/buff and scarlet are the colors traditionally associated with Support units. The chevron symbolizes support and is charged with lightning to indicate the Battalion's mission of forward support. The Blacksmiths, the unit's nickname, is recalled by the anvil and blacksmith's tools. Black represents dependability and solidarity.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 14 April 1992.




Coat of Arms


Description/Blazon

Shield

Buff, a chevron Gules charged with two lightning flashes conjoined chevronwise Or, in base a blacksmith's hammer and tongs saltirewise surmounted by an anvil, all Proper.

Crest

On a wreath of the colors, Or and Buff, an Oriental dragon's head erased Gules, gorged with a collar Or bearing four mullets fesswise wavy Vert, in base two demi-spears saltirewise with bamboo shafts Proper.

Motto

NO TASK TOO TOUGH.

Symbolism

Shield

Buff and scarlet are the colors traditionally associated with Support units. The chevron symbolizes support and is charged with lightning flashes to indicate the Battalion's mission of forward support. The Blacksmiths, the unit's nickname, is recalled by the anvil and blacksmith's tools. Black represents dependability and solidarity.

Crest

The dragon represents service in Vietnam; the stars on its collar recall the four campaign participation credits awarded to the unit for service in Vietnam. The two spears refer to the two decorations awarded the Battalion?the Meritorious Unit Commendation and the Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm. Gold stands for excellence and red for courage.

Background
The coat of arms was approved on 14 April 1992.





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