187TH 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: Azure a fer-de-moline Or on a chief embattled of the like three caltrops Gules. Attached below and to the sides of the shield is a Gold tripartite scroll inscribed "SUPPORT" on the dexter segment, "WITH" on the center segment and "PRIDE" on the sinister segment in Red letters.

Symbolism
The fer-de-moline, an heraldic charge representing support, symbolizes the function of the Battalion. The three caltrops (employed to impede the enemy in early warfare) and the colors blue, red and yellow allude to the component elements, Infantry, Artillery and Armor in the Brigade.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 21 January 1966.




Coat of Arms


Description/Blazon

Shield

Azure, a fer-de-moline Or on a chief embattled of the like three caltrops Gules.

Crest

That for the regiments and separate battalions of the Army Reserve: On a wreath of the colors Or 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

SUPPORT WITH PRIDE.

Symbolism

Shield

The fer-de-moline, an heraldic charge representing support, symbolizes the function of the Battalion. The three caltrops (employed to impede the enemy in early warfare) and the colors blue, red and yellow allude to the component elements, Infantry, Artillery and Armor in the Brigade.

Crest

The crest is that of the United States Army Reserve.

Background
The coat of arms was approved on 27 October 1965.





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