143 Support Battalion
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Distinctive Unit Insignia


Description
A Gold color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in height overall consisting of a shield blazoned: Or, three chevronels enhanced Gules, overall a dexter gauntlet Sable garnished Or grasping a sword palewise Sable hafted of the second. Attached below the shield a tripartite Black scroll doubled and inscribed “SUSTAIN THE SWORD” in Gold.

Symbolism
The colors buff/gold and scarlet are colors traditionally associated with Support Battalions. The red chevronels are symbols of strength and denote the three types of support the Battalion provides (supply, maintenance and medical). The gauntlet and sword allude to combat and military preparedness, reflecting the unit’s mission as a Forward Support unit.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 11 May 1990. It was amended to revise the description on 1 June 1990.




Coat of Arms


Blazon

Shield

Buff, three chevronels enhanced Gules, overall a dexter gauntlet Sable grasping a sword palewise of the like hafted of the second.

Crest

That for the regiments and separate battalions of the Connecticut Army National Guard: On a wreath of the colors, Or and Gules, a grapevine supported and fructed Proper.

Motto

SUSTAIN THE SWORD.

Symbolism

Shield

The colors buff and scarlet are colors traditionally associated with Support Battalions. The red chevronels are symbols of strength and denote the three types of support the Battalion provides (supply, maintenance and medical). The gauntlet and sword allude to combat and military preparedness, reflecting the unit’s mission as a Forward Support unit.

Crest

The crest is that of the Connecticut Army National Guard.

Background
The coat of arms was approved on 11 May 1990. It was amended to revise the blazon of the shield and crest on 1 June 1990.





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