230TH MEDICAL BATTALION
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Distinctive Unit Insignia

Distinctive Unit Insignia

Description
A Silver color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in height overall consisting of a shield blazoned: Sanguine (Maroon) a prickly pear cactus Proper (Green) charged with a fleur-de-lis Argent (Silver).

Symbolism
The shield is sanguine (maroon), the color of the Army Medical Service. The prickly pear cactus and the fleur-de-lis represent service on the Mexican Border and in France, respectively, during World War I.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 105th Medical Regiment on 25 March 1927. It was redesignated for the 105th Medical Battalion on 7 October 1942. It was redesignated for the 230th Armored Medical Battalion on 30 June 1955. The insignia was redesignated for the 230th Medical Battalion on 29 December 1965. It was amended to add a description on 23 November 1984.




Coat of Arms

Coat Of Arms

Blazon

Shield

Sanguine, a prickly pear cactus Proper charged with a fleur-de-lis Argent.

Crest

That for the regiments and separate battalions of the Tennessee Army National Guard: On a wreath of the colors Argent and Sanguine, upon a mount Vert a hickory tree Proper charged with three mullets, one and two, Argent.

Motto

NON PRO NOBIS, SED PRO ALIIS (Not for Ourselves, but for Others).

Symbolism

Shield

The shield is sanguine (maroon), the color of the Army Medical Service. The prickly pear cactus and the fleur-de-lis represent service on the Mexican Border and in France, respectively, during World War I.

Crest

The crest is that of the Tennessee Army National Guard.

Background
The coat of arms was originally approved for the 105th Medical Regiment on 25 March 1927. It was redesignated for the 105th Medical Battalion on 7 October 1942. It was amended to delete the crests of Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina on 6 December 951. The insignia was redesignated for the 230th Armored Medical Battalion on 30 June 1955. It was redesignated for the 230th Medical Battalion on 29 December 1965.





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