26TH 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 height overall consisting of a shield blazoned: Gules, a lion passant guardant above two points issuant from base Argent. Attached below and to the sides of the shield a Silver scroll inscribed "WAY OF THE VICTORS" in Red letters.

Symbolism
Scarlet and white (silver) are the colors of the Corps of Engineers. The lion, in the honor position, is taken from the arms of Normandy and represents combat service in that area. White (silver) has been used in place of yellow to conform to the colors of the Corps of Engineers. The points symbolize palisades, the installation of which was an important function of early Engineers.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 22 August 1955.




Coat of Arms


Description/Blazon

Shield

Gules, a lion passant guardant above two points issuant from base Argent.

Crest

None.

Motto

WAY OF THE VICTORS.

Symbolism

Shield

Scarlet and white are the colors of the Corps of Engineers. The lion, in the honor position, is taken from the arms of Normandy and represents combat service in that area. White has been used in place of yellow to conform to the colors of the Corps of Engineers. The points symbolize palisades, the installation of which was an important function of early Engineers.

Crest

None.

Background
The coat of arms was approved on 22 August 1955.





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