321 Medical Battalion
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Distinctive Unit Insignia


Description
A Silver color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in height overall consisting of a shield blazoned: Sanguine, upon the hilt center of a curtana couped pommel to chief Argent, a cross of the first. Attached below and to the sides of the shield a Silver scroll inscribed “MANU ET CORDE” in Maroon letters.

Symbolism
The shield is in the colors of the Medical Department. The functions of the organization are represented by the cross upon the Curtana (the pointless word of Mercy). The motto translates to “With Hand and Heart.”

Background
The shield is in the colors of the Medical Department. The functions of the organization are represented by the cross upon the Curtana (the pointless word of Mercy). The motto translates to “With Hand and Heart.”




Coat of Arms


Blazon

Shield

Sanguine, upon the hilt center of a curtana couped pommel to chief Argent, a cross of the first.

Crest

That for the regiments and separate battalions of the Army Reserve: On a wreath of the colors Argent and Sanguine, the Lexington Minute Man Proper. The statue of the Minute Man, Captain John Parker (H.H. Kitson, sculptor), stands on the common in Lexington, Massachusetts.

Motto

MANU ET CORDE (With Hand And Heart).

Symbolism

Shield

The shield is in the colors of the Medical Department. The functions of the organization are represented by the cross upon the Curtana (the pointless word of Mercy).

Crest

The crest is that of the United States Army Reserve.

Background
The coat of arms was approved on 23 November 1942. It was amended to include the Army Reserve crest on 25 September 1959.





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