30TH MAINTENANCE BATTALION
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Distinctive Unit Insignia

Distinctive Unit Insignia

Description
A gold color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in height consisting of a black fleur-de-lis surmounted by two gold color metal spanners in saltire, overall a gold color metal decrescent, the entire supported by a red scroll inscribed “THAUMATURGE” in gold color metal letters.

Symbolism
The red, gold and black refer to the three geographical divisions of Tennessee in which units of the Battalion are located. The two spanners (16th Century wrenches) symbolize the maintenance and supply capabilities of the organization. The decrescent alluding to the flag of Tunisia and the fleur-de-lis, representing France, refer to the areas where the Battalion serviced during World War II. The motto translates to “A Worker of Miracles or Wonders.”

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 10 March 1967. It was rescinded on 28 February 1975.




Coat of Arms

Coat of Arms

Blazon

Shield

Per fess embattled Gules and Sable two spanners in saltire between a decrescent in chief and a fleur-de-lis in base all of the third.

Crest

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

Motto

THAUMATURGE (A Worker of Miracles or Wonders).

Symbolism

Shield

Crimson and yellow (gold) are the current colors used for Ordnance; black being one of the original colors used by the Corps. The three colors also refer to the three geographical divisions of Tennessee in which units of the Battalion are located. The two spanners (16th Century wrenches) symbolize the maintenance and supply capability of the Battalion.

Crest

The crest is that of the Tennessee Army National Guard.

Background
The coat of arms was approved on 25 May 1966. It was rescinded on 28 February 1975.





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