411 Ordnance Battalion
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Distinctive Unit Insignia


Description
A Gold color metal and enamel device 1 3/16 inches (3.02 cm) in height overall consisting of a shield blazoned: Or, on a pile Gules three pheons of the field all within a bordure Gold. Beneath the shield is a curved Red scroll inscribed “STRENGTH THROUGH ARMAMENT” in Gold letters.

Symbolism
Crimson and yellow (gold) are colors used for Ordnance. The red pile descending over the gold field is representative of the credit the unit has for the assault landing at Normandy. The pheon, a traditional emblem for ordnance and here combined in a group of three represents the three campaign credits involving Normandy, Northern France and the Rhineland that the unit was involved in. Here the pheons, represented in a group that forms a triangle, is symbolic of strength. The triangle noted for being a very strong structure, echoes the meaning of the motto.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was approved effective 16 September 2013.




Coat of Arms


Blazon

Shield

Or, on a pile Gules three pheons of the field all within a bordure Gold.

Crest

That for the regiments and separate battalions of the Army Reserve: From a wreath Or and Gules, 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

STRENGTH THROUGH ARMAMENT.

Symbolism

Shield

Crimson and yellow (gold) are colors used for Ordnance. The red pile descending over the gold field is representative of the credit the unit has for the assault landing at Normandy. The pheon, a traditional emblem for ordnance and here combined in a group of three represents the three campaign credits involving Normandy, Northern France and the Rhineland that the unit was involved in. Here the pheons, represented in a group that forms a triangle, is symbolic of strength. The triangle noted for being a very strong structure, echoes the meaning of the motto.

Crest

The crest is that of the United States Army Reserve.

Background
The coat of arms was approved effective 16 September 2013.





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