55TH MAINTENANCE BATTALION
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Distinctive Unit Insignia

Distinctive Unit Insignia

Description
A silver color metal and enamel device 1 1/4 inches (3.18 cm) in height consisting of a modeled silver color metal fleur-de-lis surmounted by two modeled silver color metal micrometers palewise with frames to base, supported by a red scroll inscribed “FIND A WAY” in silver color metal letters.

Symbolism
The fleur-de-lis, suggested by the North compass point of medieval European maps, is indicative of a determined direction and implies both planning and directing. The two micrometers allude to the exactness of the unit’s mission and to the numerical designation. A single micrometer, representative of the numeral five, refers to five decorations awarded the organization for service during World War II and Korea.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 21 June 1968.




Coat of Arms

Coat of Arms

Blazon

Shield

Per bend wavy Gules and Azure, in honor point a fleur-de-lis Argent between throughout two micrometers palewise with frames to base sinister all of the last.

Crest

None.

Motto

FIND A WAY.

Symbolism

Shield

Crimson is the color used for Maintenance. The wavy bend symbolizing water refers to the overseas service of the organization; it also simulates a winding road and as such alludes to mobile operation, the predecessor unit’s mission. The fleur-de-lis suggested by the north compass point of medieval European maps, denotes a determined direction, and implies both planning and directing. The exchange principle of the unit’s mission is suggested by the change of color and the exactness of the micrometers. The two micrometers, simulating the numerals 55 allude to the designation of the unit. A single micrometer is a numeral five also represents the five decorations awarded the unit for services during World War II and the Korean War.

Crest

None.

Background
The coat of arms was approved on 8 March 1968.





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