148TH SUPPORT 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: Per chevron Gules and Vert a chevron between three fleurs-de-lis Argent, on a chief Or (Buff) a saltire throughout Azure fimbriated of the third. Attached below and to the sides of the shield a Silver scroll inscribed "HONE THE CUTTING EDGE" in Red letters.

Symbolism
The design incorporates the combined campaign services of all elements of the present organization through four wars. The chevron alludes to a tepee for the Indian Wars and the saltire refers to Confederate service during the Civil War. The fleurs-de-lis represent service in France during World War I and World War II, and the green area connotes an island for service in the Asiatic Pacific. Blue denotes the award of the Presidential Unit Citation Streamer for "Hurtgen Forest." Green and red represent the French Croix de Guerre with Palm for "France" and the Belgium Fourragere for "Belgium" and "Ardennes." Red (scarlet) denotes military support and leadership. The colors red and white with a blue saltire also suggest the state flag of Georgia, the unit's allotted state.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 10 February 1977.




Coat of Arms


Description/Blazon

Shield

Per chevron Gules and Vert a chevron between three fleurs-de-lis Argent, on a chief Or (Buff) a saltire throughout Azure fimbriated of the third.

Crest

That for the regiments and separate battalions of the Georgia Army National Guard: On a wreath of the colors Argent and Gules, a boar's head erased Gules, in the mouth an oak branch Vert fructed Or.

Motto

HONE THE CUTTING EDGE.

Symbolism

Shield

The design incorporates the combined campaign services of all elements of the present organization through four wars. The chevron alludes to a tepee for the Indian Wars and the saltire refers to Confederate service during the Civil War. The fleurs-de-lis represent service in France during World War I and World War II, and the green area connotes an island for service in the Asiatic Pacific. Blue denotes the award of the Presidential Unit Citation Streamer for "Hurtgen Forest." Green and red represent the French Croix de Guerre with Palm for "France" and the Belgium Fourragere for "Belgium" and "Ardennes." Red (scarlet) denotes military support and leadership. The colors red and white with a blue saltire also suggest the state flag of Georgia, the unit's allotted state.

Crest

The crest is that of the Georgia Army National Guard.

Background
The coat of arms was approved on 30 September 1976.





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