103D SUPPORT BATTALION
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Distinctive Unit Insignia


Description/Blazon
A gold color metal and enamel device 1 1/4 inches (3.18 cm) in height consisting of a wavy red scroll in base inscribed in gold with the words "THE SUMMIT OF SUPPRT," the scroll ends turned inward and upward and enclosing the bottom and sides of a blue area bearing between three gold stars two crossed forearms also gold issuant from the center area of the upper edge of the scroll (the arm to the right clad in shirt and coat sleeve and that in front and to the left in a sleeve of fringed buckskin) their hands supporting the lower corners of a red equilateral triangle bearing a gold sea lion with a gold short sword in his right paw.

Symbolism
The crossed arms of a statesman and a pioneer allude to the figures on the seal of Kentucky, the unit's home state, and their position reflects the basic mission of support. The blue field refers to the Pacific area where the Battalion participated in the World War II campaigns of New Guinea, Leyte and Luzon, represented by the three stars. The sea lion and scarlet triangle are adapted from the first Seal of the President of the Philippines, indicating an award of the Philippine Presidential Unit Citation and the scarlet scroll denotes the streamer of the Meritorious Unit Commendation received for service on Luzon.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 103d Supply and Service Battalion on 12 October 1971. It was redesignated for the 103d Support Battalion on 11 January 1982.




Coat of Arms


Description/Blazon

Shield

Per chevron wavy Gules and Azure a chevron wavy Argent and in base a Philippine sun Or.

Crest

That for the regiments and separate battalions of the Kentucky Army National Guard: On a wreath of the colors Argent and Gules within a garland of trumpet vine clasped hands clothed at the wrists all Proper.

Motto

THE SUMMIT OF SUPPORT.

Symbolism

Shield

The chevron shape is symbolic of support; the wavy partition alludes to service overseas of elements of the Battalion. Scarlet refers to the Meritorious Unit Commendation and, with the colors white and blue and the sun symbol, denotes the Philippine Presidential Unit Citation awarded to an element of the Battalion for service in the Philippines during World War II.

Crest

The crest is that of the Kentucky Army National Guard.

Background
The coat of arms was approved for the 103d Support Battalion on 15 November 1982.





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