77TH 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), a worm gear Or detailed of the field and charged in the center with a hurt, mounted above the gear a driving worm fesswise of the second. Attached below and to the sides of the shield a bipartite Gold scroll inscribed “PARATUS” to dexter and “VOLVERE” to sinister in Blue letters.

Symbolism
Brick red and golden yellow are the colors for Transportation Battalions. The gear is symbolic of all motor vehicles and alludes to the mission of the unit to give superior mobility for military personnel, weapons, and supplies to organizations, activities and operations. The blue disc represents Infantry and refers to the Infantry Division of which the Battalion is an organic element. The motto translates to “Ready To Roll.”

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 19 April 1960.




Coat of Arms

Coat of Arms

Blazon

Shield

Gules (Brick Red), a worm gear Or detailed of the field and charged in the center with a hurt, mounted above the gear a driving worm 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

PARATUS VOLVERE (Ready To Roll).

Symbolism

Shield

Brick red and golden yellow are the colors for Transportation Battalions. The gear is symbolic of all motor vehicles and alludes to the mission of the unit to give superior mobility for military personnel, weapons, and supplies to organizations, activities and operations. The blue disc represents Infantry and refers to the Infantry Division of which the Battalion is an organic element.

Crest

The crest is that of the United States Army Reserve.

Background
The coat of arms was approved on 19 April 1960.





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