237TH SUPPORT BATTALION
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Distinctive Unit Insignia


Description/Blazon
A Gold color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in height overall consisting of a shield blazoned: Azure, a bend Or charged with a bendlet Gules between a sheathed Roman sword paleways, point to base, and an oak tree eradicated of the second. Attached below the shield a Gold triparted scroll inscribed "FIDELIS ET PARATUS" in Red letters.

Symbolism
Blue is the color traditionally associated with Infantry, the branch of the parent organization. The sheathed Roman sword, adapted from the Spanish War service medal, represents service in the United States during the Spanish-American War. The oak tree and the gold bend charged with the red bendlet commemorate service during World War I by the parent unit. The oak tree symbolizes participation in the Meuse-Argonne Operation, and the bend charged with the bendlet the service in the defensive sectors in Alsace and Lorraine. The Arms of Alsace incorporate a gold bend and the Arms of Lorraine a red bend. The motto translates to "Faithful and Ready."

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 2d Battalion, 372d Infantry Regiment on 23 April 1929. It was rescinded on 6 May 1942. It was approved for the 372d Infantry Battalion on 24 October 1951. It was rescinded on 28 March 1963. The insignia was reinstated and redesignated for the 372d Maintenance Company with the description and symbolism revised on 17 September 1992. It was redesignated for the 237th Support Battalion effective 1 September 2007.




Coat of Arms


Description/Blazon

Shield

Azure, a bend Or charged with a bendlet Gules between a sheathed Roman sword paleways, point to base, and an oak tree eradicated of the second.

Crest

That for the regiments and separate battalions of the Ohio Army National Guard: From a wreath Or and Azure, a sheaf of seventeen arrows Argent bound by a sprig of buckeye (Aesculus glabra) fructed Proper (two leaves with bursting burr).

Motto

FIDELIS ET PARTATUS (Faithful and Ready).

Symbolism

Shield

Blue is the color traditionally associated with Infantry, the branch of the parent organization. The sheathed Roman sword, adapted from the Spanish War service medal, represents service in the United States during the Spanish-American War. The oak tree and the gold bend charged with the red bendlet commemorate service during World War I by the parent unit. The oak tree symbolizes participation in the Meuse-Argonne Operation, and the bend charged with the bendlet the service in the defensive sectors in Alsace and Lorraine. The Arms of Alsace incorporate a gold bend and the Arms of Lorraine a red bend.

Crest

The crest is that of the Ohio Army National Guard.

Background
The coat of arms was originally approved for the 2d Battalion, 372d Infantry Regiment on 20 April 1929. It was rescinded on 6 May 1942. It was approved for the 372d Infantry Battalion on 24 October 1951. It was rescinded on 26 March 1963. The insignia was reinstated and redesignated for the 237th Support Battalion with the symbolism revised effective 1 September 2007.





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