17TH TRANSPORTATION 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 rounded shield blazoned: Or above a twin-peaked mountain issuant from base Gules (Brick Red) a winged military vehicle tire edgewise of the last wings displayed throughout Azure (Bluebird). Attached below and to the sides of the shield a Gold scroll inscribed “SEMPER PROPELLARE” in Black letters.

Symbolism
Brick red and golden yellow are the colors used for Transportation Corps. The peaked areas allude to the mountainous terrain of Korea, the Battalion’s area of organization. The winged tire symbolizes the mission of the Battalion of transporting and providing rapid mobility of men and equipment over all areas and under all conditions. The motto translates to “Driving Forward Ever.”

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 25 November 1958.




Coat of Arms

Coat of Arms

Blazon

Shield

Or above a twin-peaked mountain issuant from base Gules (Brick Red) a winged military vehicle tire edgewise of the last wings displayed throughout Azure (Bluebird).

Crest

None.

Motto

SEMPER PROPELLARE (Driving Forward Ever).

Symbolism

Shield

Brick red and golden yellow are the colors used for Transportation Corps. The peaked areas allude to the mountainous terrain of Korea, the Battalion’s area of organization. The winged tire symbolizes the mission of the Battalion of transporting and providing rapid mobility of men and equipment over all areas and under all conditions.

Crest

None.

Background
The coat of arms was approved on 25 November 1958.





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