64TH SUPPORT 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: Per pale Or and Gules, a wreath of stylized rice counterchange; on a chief embattled of three Sable a fleur-de-lis of the first. Attached below and to the sides of the shield a Gold scroll inscribed ďTHE LIFE BLOOD OF THE ARMYĒ in Black letters.

Symbolism
Yellow (buff) and scarlet are the colors used for Support units and black refers to the former petroleum capability of the 64th Support Battalion. The fleur-de-lis and the three battlements allude to the three campaigns credited to the organization in France and Europe during World War II and the oriental rice motif symbolizes service in Vietnam. The turned down inner blades of the wreath, crossing diagonally, simulate the Roman numeral X and refer to the participation in then Vietnam campaigns. The two red areas allude to the two Meritorious Unit Commendations awarded the organization during that period.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 15 January 1976.




Coat of Arms

Coat of Arms

Blazon

Shield

Per pale Or and Gules, a wreath of stylized rice counterchange; on a chief embattled of three Sable a fleur-de-lis of the first.

Crest

On a wreath of the colors, Or and Gules, two bamboo spears saltirewise Proper barbed Sable grasped by a lion rampant Or armed and langued Gules and standing upon a grassy mound Vert and an oriental dragon rampant Gules detailed and armed Or and Vert.

Motto

THE LIFE BLOOD OF THE ARMY.

Symbolism

Shield

Yellow (buff) and scarlet are the colors used for Support units and black refers to the former petroleum capability of the 64th Support Battalion. The fleur-de-lis and the three battlements allude to the three campaigns credited to the organization in France and Europe during World War II and the oriental rice motif symbolizes service in Vietnam. The turned down inner blades of the wreath, crossing diagonally, simulate the Roman numeral X and refer to the participation in then Vietnam campaigns. The two red areas allude to the two Meritorious Unit Commendations awarded the organization during that period.

Crest

Red, yellow and green are the colors associated with Vietnam. The oriental dragon, a mythological symbol of alertness, readiness, self-defense and protection, denotes the unitís campaign participation in Vietnam. The dragon is red in allusion to the two Meritorious Unit Commendations awarded the organization. The gold lion, representing strength, courage and determination, refers to the unitís service in Europe during World War II. The two crossed bamboo spears allude to solidity, support and the unitís mission.

Background
The coat of arms was approved on 1 December 1975. It was amended to add a crest on 1 March 1990. It was amended to change the blazon of the crest on 16 March 1990.





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