70 Medical Battalion
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Distinctive Unit Insignia


Description
A Silver color metal and enamel device 31/32 inch (2.46 cm) in height overall consisting of a shield blazoned: Argent, two flaunches Sanguine, in chief a cross couped Gules. Attached below the shield a Maroon scroll inscribed “UE LOS MAS PUEDAN COMBATIR” in Silver.

Symbolism
Maroon and white are the colors traditionally associated with the Medical Corps. The cross symbolizes medical care and compassion. The flaunches narrow the field, symbolizing the Canal Zone, where the unit was activated. The motto translates to “That The Most May Fight.”

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 16 April 1942. It was amended to revise the description and symbolism on 16 November 1993.




Coat of Arms


Blazon

Shield

Argent, two flaunches Sanguine, in chief a cross couped Gules.

Crest

None.

Motto

QUE LOS MAS PUEDAN COMBATIR (That The Most May Fight).

Symbolism

Shield

Maroon and white are the colors traditionally associated with the Medical Corps. The cross symbolizes medical care and compassion. The flaunches narrow the field, symbolizing the Canal Zone, where the unit was activated.

Crest

None.

Background
The coat of arms was originally approved for the 70th Medical Battalion on 27 March 1942. It was rescinded on 27 February 1964. The insignia was reinstated for the 70th Medical Battalion with the symbolism revised on 16 November 1993.





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