363 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 fess Sanguine and Argent, two crosses flory counterchanged. Attached below and to the sides of the shield a Silver scroll inscribed “CONSERVARE VIRIUM” in Maroon letters.

Symbolism
The shield is in the colors of the Medical Service. The cross recalls the great militant Orders of the Crusaders, knights united under vow to aid the sick and wounded. The two crosses symbolize the Battalion’s campaigns in World War II. The motto translates to “To Preserve the Strength.”

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 8 February 1956.




Coat of Arms


Blazon

Shield

Per fess Sanguine and Argent, two crosses flory 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

CONSERVARE VIRIUM (To Preserve The Strength).

Symbolism

Shield

The shield is in the colors of the Medical Service. The cross recalls the great militant Orders of the Crusaders, knights united under vow to aid the sick and wounded. The two crosses symbolize the Battalion’s campaigns in World War II.

Crest

The crest is that of the United States Army Reserve.

Background
The coat of arms was approved on 8 February 1956.





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