301ST MEDICAL BATTALION
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Distinctive Unit Insignia


Description/Blazon
A Silver color metal and enamel device 1 1/4 inches (3.18 cm) in height overall blazoned: Argent, an anchor paleways Azure entwined with a grape vine leaved and fructed Proper (Brown vine, Green Leaves, Blue grapes). Attached below and to the sides is a Blue scroll inscribed "SERVICE ABOVE SELF" in Silver letters.

Symbolism
The unit is allocated to Rhode Island and Connecticut. The colonial State seals of the first bear the anchor and of the second bear the grape vine.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 301st Medical Regiment on 13 May 1925. It was redesignated for the 301st Medical Battalion on 4 July 1942. The insignia was rescinded on 19 October 1959.




Coat of Arms


Description/Blazon

Shield

Argent, an anchor paleways Azure entwined with a grape vine leaved and fructed Proper (Brown vine, Green Leaves, Blue grapes).
Crest: That for the regiments and separate battalions of the Army Reserves: On a wreath of the colors Argent and Azure, the Lexington Minute Man Proper. The statue of the Minute Man, Captain John Parker (H.H. Kitson, sculptor), stands on the Common in Lexington, Massachusetts.

Motto

SERVICE ABOVE SELF.

Symbolism

Shield

The unit is allocated to Rhode Island and Connecticut. The colonial State seals of the first bear the anchor and of the second bear the grape vine.

Crest

The crest is that of the United States Army Reserve.

Background
The coat of arms was originally approved for the 301st Medical Regiment on 14 May 1925. It was redesignated for the 301st Medical Battalion on 4 July 1942. The insignia was rescinded on 19 October 1959.





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