63D 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: Per fess wavy Or and Gules (Brick Red) a demi-wheel encircled by a chain (all issuant from base) Or and in chief a double-winged bayonet fesswise of the second.

Symbolism
Brick red and yellow are the colors of the Transportation Corps. The truck wheel and chain represent the truck and fully-tracked vehicle elements of the Battalion and the wavy partition line alludes to the unitís amphibious capabilities. The wings denote the Battalionís place of origin (Los Angeles, California) and being attached to the bayonet symbolize this Transportation Battalionís connection with the Infantry Division.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 27 April 1960.




Coat of Arms

Coat of Arms

Blazon

Shield

Per fess wavy Or and Gules (Brick Red) a demi-wheel encircled by a chain (all issuant from base) Or and in chief a double-winged bayonet fesswise of the second.

Crest

That for the regiments and separate battalions of the Army Reserve: On a wreath of the colors Or and Gules (Brick Red), the Lexington Minute Man Proper. The statue of the Minute Man, Captain John Parker (H.H. Kitson, sculptor), stands on the common in Lexington, Massachusetts.

Motto

PRIMUM MOBILE (At First Move).

Symbolism

Shield

Brick red and yellow are the colors of the Transportation Corps. The truck wheel and chain represent the truck and fully-tracked vehicle elements of the Battalion and the wavy partition line alludes to the unitís amphibious capabilities. The wings denote the Battalionís place of origin (Los Angeles, California) and being attached to the bayonet symbolize this Transportation Battalionís connection with the Infantry Division.

Crest

The crest is that of the United States Army Reserve.

Background
The coat of arms was approved on 27 April 1960.





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