34TH SUPPORT BATTALION
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Distinctive Unit Insignia


Description/Blazon
A Silver color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in height overall consisting of a shield blazoned: Azure, on a bend indented Argent, seven billets three in chief and four in base, corners overlapped alternately of the first and Buff, between in chief a sword and in base a key bendwise Or. Attached below and to the sides of the shield a Silver scroll inscribed "PROVISUS VIRES" in Black letters.

Symbolism
The colors buff and blue are those used by the Quartermaster Corps and allude to the 34th Support Battalion as having been originally constituted as the Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 34th Quartermaster Battalion. The heraldic billets (oblong shapes) allude to those official documents (requisitions, records, etc.) which are necessary to the handling of military supplies, symbolized by the sword and key. The motto translates to "Provide Support."

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 34th Quartermaster Battalion on 1 March 1962. It was redesignated for the 34th Supply and Service Battalion on 8 March 1967. The insignia was redesignated for the 34th Support Battalion on 17 January 1972.




Coat of Arms


Description/Blazon

Shield

Azure, on a bend indented Argent, seven billets three in chief and four in base, corners overlapped alternately of the first and Buff, between in chief a sword and in base a key bendwise Or.

Crest

On a wreath of the colors Or and Azure a dexter demi-vol elevated of the second issuing from the top of a billet of the like charged with a plate all in front of a bezant bearing three barrulets Gules and all between two mounds Vert.

Motto

PROVISUS VIRES (Provide Support).

Symbolism

Shield

The colors buff and blue are those used by the Quartermaster Corps and allude to the 34th Support Battalion as having been originally constituted as the Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 34th Quartermaster Battalion. The heraldic billets (oblong shapes) allude to those official documents (requisitions, records, etc.) which are necessary to the handling of military supplies, symbolized by the sword and key.

Crest

The three red barrulets on gold (bezant) refer to Vietnam where the unit participated in five campaigns. Blue represents the Presidential Unit Citation awarded the organization as the 34th Quartermaster Battalion, a support element of the 1st Cavalry Division (Air Mobile), the billet and wing alluding to the support of the Division, the green mounds denoting the "high country" of Pleiku Province City. The red barrulets also refer to the two Meritorious Unit Commendations for Vietnam, 1968-69, awarded the unit as the 34th Supply and Service Battalion, and the colors red, white and blue denote the Valorous Unit Award, 1970. The mounds also simulate islands and the bezant a tropical sun, together they allude to the Philippine Islands, the unit's place of activation.

Background
The coat of arms was originally approved for the 34th Quartermaster Battalion on 1 March 1962. It was authorized for the 34th Support Battalion and amended to add the crest on 7 February 1972.





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