427 Medical Battalion
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Distinctive Unit Insignia


Description
A Gold color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in width overall consisting of a shield blazoned: Sanguine, between two rods of Aesculapius, pilewise a pheon point up Or garnished Gules. Attached below the shield a tripartite Red scroll inscribed “SUPPLY EXCELLENCE ALWAYS” in Gold.

Symbolism
Maroon is the primary color traditionally associated with the Medical Corps. The rods of Aesculapius represent medical care and highlight the two World Wars in which the unit served. The pheon signifies the fields of combat; the red collar highlights the unit’s Meritorious Unit Commendations. Gold stands for excellence and honor.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 17 February 1995.




Coat of Arms


Blazon

Shield

Sanguine, between two rods of Aesculapius, pilewise a pheon point up Or garnished Gules.

Crest

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

SUPPLY EXCELLENCE ALWAYS.

Symbolism

Shield

Maroon is the primary color traditionally associated with the Medical Corps. The rods of Aesculapius represent medical care and highlight the two World Wars in which the unit served. The pheon signifies the fields of combat; the red collar highlights the unit’s Meritorious Unit Commendations. Gold stands for excellence and honor.

Crest

The crest is that of the United States Army Reserve.

Background
The coat of arms was approved on 17 February 1995.





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