172D MEDICAL 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: Sanguine, a cross fleury Argent bearing a cross couped Gules. Attached below the shield a Red tripartite scroll doubled and inscribed "SERVICE" "EXCELLENCE" "SUPPORT" in Silver.

Symbolism
Maroon and white (silver) are the colors traditionally associated with the Medical Corps. Red is emblematic of valor and sacrifice. The crosses, symbols of healing and assistance, highlight the Medical Corps mission. The cross with the demi-fleurs-de-lis on the ends commemorates the unit's World War II service in France and Central Europe, while the red cross honors the Battalion's Meritorious Unit Commendation.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 20 March 1995.




Coat of Arms


Description/Blazon

Shield

Sanguine, a cross fleury Argent bearing a cross couped Gules.

Crest

That for the regiments and separate battalions of the Army Reserve: From a wreath Argent and Sanguine, 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 SUPPORT EXCELLENCE.

Symbolism

Shield

Maroon and white are the colors traditionally associated with the Medical Corps. Red is emblematic of valor and sacrifice. The crosses, symbols of healing and assistance, highlight the Medical Corps mission. The cross with the demi-fleurs-de-lis on the ends commemorates the unit's World War II service in France and Central Europe, while the red cross honors the Battalion's Meritorious Unit Commendation.

Crest

The crest is that of the United States Army Reserve.

Background
The coat of arms was approved on 20 March 1995.





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