105TH ENGINEER 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 overall consisting of a shield blazoned: Gules, three fleurs-de-lis two and one debruised by a bend erased to base Argent, within a border of the like. Attached below the shield a Gold scroll inscribed “CONQUER THE IMPOSSIBLE” in Red letters.

Symbolism
Red and white are the colors used for the Corps of Engineers. The symbolism, copied from the authorization letter of the former 105th Engineer Battalion’s coat of arms, is as follows: “The three fleurs-de-lis are taken from the coat of arms of St. Quentin and also represent the principal engagements of the organization during the World War [World War I]. The eradicated bend indicates the organization’s participation as combat troops in breaking the Hindenburg Line.”

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 6 February 1997.




Coat of Arms

Coat of Arms

Blazon

Shield

Gules, three fleurs-de-lis two and one debruised by a bend erased to base Argent, within a border of the like.

Crest

That for the regiments and separate battalions of the North Carolina Army National Guard: On a wreath of the colors Argent and Gules, a hornet’s nest hanging from a bough beset with thirteen hornets all Proper.

Motto

CONQUER THE IMPOSSIBLE.

Symbolism

Shield

Red and white are the colors of the Engineers Corps. The design of the coat of arms is based on the coat of arms of the former 105th Engineer Battalion and a white outer band has been added to show the descent and relationship to that unit. The symbolism, copied from the authorization letter of the former 105th Engineer Battalion’s coat of arms, is as follows: “The three fleurs-de-lis are taken from the coat of arms of St. Quentin and also represent the principal engagements of the organization during the World War [World War I]. The eradicated bend indicates the organization’s participation as combat troops in breaking the Hindenburg Line.

Crest

The crest is that of the North Carolina Army National Guard.

Background
The coat of arms was approved on 6 February 1997.





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