50 Medical Battalion
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Distinctive Unit Insignia


Description
A Silver color metal and enamel device 1 7/32 inches (3.20 cm) in height overall consisting of a shield blazoned: Argent, a cross couped Gules, on a chief wavy Vert a taeguk Azure and gray beneath a rainbow issuing from clouds Proper.

Symbolism
The chief displays the rainbow, recalling World War I service in the 42d Rainbow Division. The taeguk is the shoulder sleeve insignia of the 29th Division, the present assignment of the 119th. The red cross represents the unitís mission.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 119th Medical Regiment on 27 June 1925. It was redesignated for the 119th Medical Battalion on 1 August 1942. It was redesignated for the 50th Medical Armored Battalion on 21 August 1953. The insignia was redesignated for the 50th Medical Battalion on 23 June 1961.




Coat of Arms


Blazon

Shield

Argent, a cross couped Gules, on a chief wavy Vert a taeguk Azure and gray beneath a rainbow issuing from clouds Proper.

Crest

That for the regiments and separate battalions of the New Jersey Army National Guard: On a wreath of the colors Argent and Gules, a lionís head erased Or collared four fusils Gules.

Motto

QUO FAS ET GLORIA DUCANT (Where Duty And Glory Lead).

Symbolism
The chief displays the rainbow, recalling World War I service in the 42d Rainbow Division. The taeguk is the shoulder sleeve insignia of the 29th Division, the present assignment of the 119th. The red cross represents the unitís mission.

Crest

The crest is that of the New Jersey Army National Guard.

Background
The coat of arms was originally approved for the 119th Medical Regiment on 23 April 1925. It was redesignated for the 119th Medical Battalion on 1 August 1942. It was redesignated for the 50th Medical Armored Battalion on 21 August 1953. The insignia was redesignated for the 50th Medical Battalion on 23 June 1961.





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