328 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: Per chevron enhanced Sanguine and Argent, a bordure per fess counterchanged. Attached below and to the sides of the shield a Maroon scroll turned Silver inscribed “MANUS SUBITIS AVIDAE” in Silver letters.

Symbolism
The shield is in the colors of the Medical Department, maroon and white (silver). The chevron enhanced suggests a snow-covered mountain against a sky deep red by the setting sun, indicating the unit’s allocation – Colorado, Arizona and New Mexico. The motto translates to “Hands eager for the Emergency.”

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 328th Medical Regiment on 24 February 1926. It was redesignated for the 328th Medical Battalion on 11 December 1942.




Coat of Arms


Blazon

Shield

Per chevron enhanced Sanguine and Argent, a bordure per fess counterchanged.

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

MANUS SUBITIS AVIDAE (Hands Eager For The Emergency).

Symbolism

Shield

The shield is in the colors of the Medical Department, maroon and white. The chevron enhanced suggests a snow-covered mountain against a sky deep red by the setting sun, indicating the unit’s allocation – Colorado, Arizona and New Mexico.

Crest

The crest is that of the United States Army Reserve.

Background
The coat of arms was originally approved for the 328th Medical Regiment on 15 July 1925. It was redesignated for the 328th Medical Battalion on 14 December 1942.





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