81ST 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 pale wavy Or and Gules (Brick Red), a railway car wheel and a truck tire both affronté, in chief a stylized helicopter fesswise counterchanged.

Symbolism
Brick red and yellow are the colors for Transportation. The organization’s mission, the mobilization of Army personnel and property is symbolized by representations of various modes of transportation: a railway car wheel and a truck tire for travel by land, a helicopter for air transport and a wavy partition line for movement by water.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 21 February 1961.




Coat of Arms

Coat of Arms

Blazon

Shield

Per pale wavy Or and Gules (Brick Red), a railway car wheel and a truck tire both affronté, in chief a stylized helicopter fesswise counterchanged.

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

VELIS ET REMIS (By Every Possible Means).

Symbolism

Shield

Brick red and yellow are the colors for Transportation. The organization’s mission, the mobilization of Army personnel and property is symbolized by representations of various modes of transportation: a railway car wheel and a truck tire for travel by land, a helicopter for air transport and a wavy partition line for movement by water.

Crest

The crest is that of the United States Army Reserve.

Background
The coat of arms was approved on 21 February 1961.





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