18TH ENGINEER 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 diameter consisting of a white framed trestle bent within a scarlet annulet, bearing the motto "HONOR COURAGE GLORY" in Silver letters.

Symbolism
Scarlet and white are the colors of the Corps of Engineers. The trestle from the coat of rams of the Battalion is emblematic of the technical duties of the unit. The annulet, a continuous circle, inscribed with the motto "Honor - Courage ? Glory" reflect the spirit and character of the Battalion's personnel.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 18th Engineer Regiment (Combat) on 1 October 1941. It was redesignated for the 18th Engineer Combat Battalion on 26 May 1945. The insignia was redesignated for the 18th Engineer Battalion on 17 November 1967.




Coat of Arms


Description/Blazon

Shield

Gules, a framed trestle bent Argent.

Crest

On a wreath Argent and Gules a demi-sun Or rays Argent.

Motto

HONOR COURAGE GLORY.

Symbolism

Shield

The shield is in the colors of the Corps of Engineers. The trestle is emblematic of the technical duties of the Battalion.

Crest

The crest signifies the successful completion of military missions. In this connection it is to note that technical missions are performed largely at night and when possible are completed before dawn.

Background
The coat of arms was originally approved for the 18th Engineer Regiment (Combat) on 26 February 1941. It was redesignated for the 18th Engineer Combat Battalion on 26 May 1945. The insignia was redesignated for the 18th Engineer Battalion on 16 November 1967.





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