190 Support Battalion
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Distinctive Unit Insignia


Description
A Silver color metal and enamel device 1 3/16 inches (3.02 cm) in height overall consisting of a shield blazoned: Per fess Azure and Gules, a fess dancetté Argent overall two broken samurai swords in saltire points to chief, blades at fess point surmounted by a machete erect all Proper; all within a bordure Silver. Beneath the shield is a parted curved Red scroll inscribed “SUSTAIN THE FIGHT” in Silver letters.

Symbolism
The field is red, white and blue and alludes to the Philippine Presidential Unit Citation that the unit was awarded during World War II. The red also stands for Field Artillery and the blue represents Infantry, both part of the Battalion’s history. The white dancetté symbolizes the mountains of Montana. The machete represents the unit’s history in World War II during which they were known as the “Jungleers” under the 163d Infantry and the two broken samurai swords represent the defeat of the Japan forces in Papua, New Guinea, and again in Luzon and the Southern Philippines for which the unit received campaign credit.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 25 June 2013.




Coat of Arms


Blazon

Shield

Per fess Azure and Gules, a fess dancetté Argent, overall two broken samurai swords in saltire points to chief, blades at fess point surmounted by a machete erect all Proper.

Crest

That for the regiments and separate battalions of the Montana Army National Guard: From a wreath Argent and Gules, a fleur-de-lis the middle leaf and tie Or, and outside leaves Argent.

Motto

SUSTAIN THE FIGHT.

Symbolism

Shield

The field is red, white and blue and alludes to the Philippine Presidential Unit Citation that the unit was awarded during World War II. The red also stands for Field Artillery and the blue represents Infantry, both part of the Battalion’s history. The white dancetté symbolizes the mountains of Montana. The machete represents the unit’s history in World War II during which they were known as the “Jungleers” under the 163d Infantry and the two broken samurai swords represent the defeat of the Japan forces in Papua, New Guinea, and again in Luzon and the Southern Philippines for which the unit received campaign credit.

Crest

The crest is that of the Montana Army National Guard.

Background
The coat of arms was approved on 25 June 2013.





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