103D 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 bend Or and Gules (Brick Red) a cylinder and an eccentric ring bendwise counterchanged in sinister chief a hand grenade palewise Azure. Attached below and to the sides of the shield a Gold scroll inscribed “FORTITER PROGREDIENTES” in Blue letters.

Symbolism
Brick red and golden yellow are the colors used for the Transportation Corps. The division of the shield into two parts alludes to the dual function of the Transportation Corps, service and supply. The cylinder and eccentric ring, symbolic of motor vehicles, refer to the mission of the unit to give superior mobility for military personnel, weapons and supplies to organizations, activities and operations. The blue hand grenade represents the Infantry Division to which this Battalion is assigned. The motto translates to “Courageously Moving Forward.”

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 14 December 1960.




Coat of Arms

Coat of Arms

Blazon

Shield

Per bend Or and Gules (Brick Red) a cylinder and an eccentric ring bendwise counterchanged in sinister chief a hand grenade palewise Azure.

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

FORTITER PROGREDIENTES (Courageously Moving Forward).

Symbolism

Shield

Brick red and golden yellow are the colors used for the Transportation Corps. The division of the shield into two parts alludes to the dual function of the Transportation Corps, service and supply. The cylinder and eccentric ring, symbolic of motor vehicles, refer to the mission of the unit to give superior mobility for military personnel, weapons and supplies to organizations, activities and operations. The blue hand grenade represents the Infantry Division to which this Battalion is assigned.

Crest

The shield is that of the United States Army Reserve.

Background
The coat of arms was approved on 14 December 1960.





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