204TH SUPPORT BATTALION
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Distinctive Unit Insignia


Description/Blazon
A Gold metal and enamel device 1 inch (2.54 cm) in height overall blazoned: On a wreath of the colors Argent and Gules, a fusil of the second charged with the staff of Aesculapius Or. The badge is the crest of the coat of arms.

Symbolism
The insignia is the shoulder sleeve insignia of the Fifth Division charged with the ancient emblem of the medical profession.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 4th Medical Battalion on 7 November 1941. It was redesignated for the 204th Support Battalion with the description and symbolism revised on 2 June 1987.




Coat of Arms


Description/Blazon

Shield

Sanguine, on a cross Argent a sword point down of the field hilted Or.

Crest

On a wreath of the colors Argent and Sanguine, a fusil Gules charged with the staff of Aesculapius Or.

Motto

FIAT.

Symbolism

Shield

The shield is sanguine, the nearest heraldic color to the Medical maroon, which represents the original service of the organization. The cross is from the arms of the old Lords of Dun and commemorates the passage of the Meuse near Dun, the great achievement of the Fifth Division, when an ambulance from that regiment was the second vehicle across the Dun Bridge, 6 November 1918. The sword shows the military character of the unit, while the point being down indicates that its personnel did no fighting.

Crest

The insignia is the shoulder sleeve insignia of the Fifth Division charged with the ancient emblem of the medical profession.

Background
The coat of arms was originally approved for the 5th Medical Regiment on 6 June 1921. It was redesignated for the 4th Medical Battalion on 12 October 1940. The insignia was redesignated for the 204th Support Battalion with the symbolism revised on 2 June 1987.





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