16 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 silver millstone with maroon millrind and green spindle knob all between two maroon Greek crosses and inscribed “SUPPORT TO” arced around the top and “HEALTH CARE” around the base, all in black.

Symbolism
Maroon and white are colors traditionally associated with the Medical Department. The green disc with gold fimbriation denotes the excellence of unit personnel in safety factors associated with health care. The millstone, a symbol of support, reflects the precision and use of technology in health maintenance of the force. The cross alludes to medical healing and the two represent the unit’s supply and maintenance functions.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 6th Medical Unit on 17 September 1981. It was redesignated for the 16th Medical Battalion with the description and symbolism revised on 23 November 1993.




Coat of Arms


Blazon

Shield

Sanguine, a pomeis fimbriated Or overall a millrind throughout Argent charged on the crossbar with two crosses couped of the first.

Crest

From a wreath Or and Sanguine a demi-lion of the first grasping an equilateral triangle one point up Argent bearing a taeguk Proper.

Motto

SUPPORT TO HEALTH CARE.

Symbolism

Shield

Maroon and white are colors traditionally associated with the Medical Department. The green disc with gold fimbriation denotes the excellence of unit personnel in safety factors associated with health care. The millstone, a symbol of support, reflects the precision and use of technology in health maintenance of the force. The two crosses allude to medical healing and represent the unit’s supply and maintenance functions.

Crest

Gold is emblematic of honor and high achievement. The lion, symbolic of courage, represents the unit’s World War II campaign participation, and the taeguk commemorates the Korean War campaigns. The points of the triangle together with the taeguk honor the organization’s three decorations earned in Korea. White symbolizes integrity and is adapted from the Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation.

Background
The coat of arms was approved for the 16th Medical Battalion on 23 November 1993. It was amended to include a crest on 15 February 1997





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