66TH MAINTENANCE BATTALION
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Distinctive Unit Insignia

Distinctive Unit Insignia

Description
A gold color metal and enamel device 1 3/16 inches (3.02 cm) at its widest point consisting of a gold Torii gate charged on each vertical with a green branch of hedge shrub, between overall in the vertical center a gold lion rampant, all supported in base by a three segmented red scroll inscribed “PRIDE” “IN” “SERVICE” in gold letters.

Symbolism
The lion rampant alludes to the organization’s service in Europe. The Torii gate represents service in the Far East and Korea. The branches of hedge shrub refer to the Battalion’s invention and installation of the “steel hedgerow cutters” that were placed on the front of tanks in the fighting in Normandy, World War II.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 12 May 1966.




Coat of Arms

Coat of Arms

Blazon

Shield

Gules, a lion rampant Or armed and langued Azure, in chief a grenade between two Torii gates all of the second.

Crest

On a wreath Or and Gules, the cutting edge of a guisarme Sable interlaced saltirewise with three branches of hedge shrub couped Vert.

Motto

PRIDE IN SERVICE.

Symbolism

Shield

The grenade represents the Battalion’s former branch designation. The rampant lion and two Torii gates symbolize the organization’s service in Europe, the Far East and Korea for which they received three meritorious awards.

Crest

The crest symbolizes the Battalion’s invention and installation of the “steel hedgerow cutters” symbolized by the guisarme (an ancient weapon adapted from an agricultural implement) that was placed on the front of tanks in the fighting in Normandy in World War II.

Background
The coat of arms was approved on 8 February 1966.





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