19TH 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 shield blazoned: Gules (Brick Red), between a winged wheel and a test tube Or, a bend of the like charged with an armored carrier track tread Azure. Attached below the shield a Gold scroll inscribed “EL FUTURO ES HOY” in Blue letters.

Symbolism
Brick red and golden yellow are the colors used for the Transportation Corps. The track tread alludes to armor protected carriers and the color blue refers to the Infantry. The winged wheel, an element of the Transportation insignia, represents the tactical and speedy mobility the unit provides in support. The test tube is symbolic of the experimentation for the development of future concepts of organization and operations as the Transportation Corps looks to the future. The motto translates to “The Future is Today.”

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 24 January 1961.




Coat of Arms

Coat of Arms

Blazon

Shield

Gules (Brick Red), between a winged wheel and a test tube Or, a bend of the like charged with an armored carrier track tread Azure.

Crest

None.

Motto

EL FUTURO ES HOY (The Future Is Today).

Symbolism

Shield

Brick red and golden yellow are the colors used for the Transportation Corps. The track tread alludes to armor protected carriers and the color blue refers to the Infantry. The winged wheel, an element of the Transportation insignia, represents the tactical and speedy mobility the unit provides in support. The test tube is symbolic of the experimentation for the development of future concepts of organization and operations as the Transportation Corps looks to the future.

Crest

None.

Background
The coat of arms was approved on 24 January 1961.





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