90TH 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 Or and Gules (Brick Red) in fess within a stylized piston assembly a mullet all counterchanged. Attached below the shield a Brick Red scroll turned Gold inscribed “VOCATIS TRACTAMUS” in Gold letters.

Symbolism
Brick red and golden yellow are the colors used for Transportation Corps. The division of the shield into two parts represents the unit’s dual function: Service and Supply. The piston assembly, a part of all motor vehicles, alludes to the mission of the unit. The star, symbolic of Texas, refers to the area where the unit was activated. The motto translates to “You Call; We Haul.”

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 20 April 1961.




Coat of Arms

Coat of Arms

Blazon

Shield

Per pale Or and Gules (Brick Red) in fess within a stylized piston assembly a mullet all 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

VOCATIS TRACTAMUS (You Call; We Haul).


Symbolism

Shield

Brick red and golden yellow are the colors used for Transportation Corps. The division of the shield into two parts represents the unit’s dual function: Service and Supply. The piston assembly, a part of all motor vehicles, alludes to the mission of the unit. The star, symbolic of Texas, refers to the area where the unit was activated.

Crest

The crest is that of the United States Army Reserve.

Background
The coat of arms was approved on 20 April 1961.





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