340TH SUPPORT BATTALION
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Distinctive Unit Insignia

Distinctive Unit Insignia

Description
A Gold color metal and enamel device 1 3/16 inches (3.02 cm) in height overall consisting of a shield blazoned: Buff, fretty Sable, a lionís face Gules, on a chief Gules a cross Argent charged with two double-headed ďSĒ spanners saltirewise of the second. Attached below the shield a Red scroll doubled and inscribed ďPRIDE SERVICE SUPPORTĒ in Gold.

Symbolism
Buff and scarlet are the colors traditionally associated with U.S. Army Support units. Supply is represented by buff. The white cross reflects the medical mission of the unit and implies purity and integrity. The black crossed double-headed ďSĒ spanners allude to the solidity and support of the unitís mission in maintenance. The heraldic frets are emblematic of the interdependent and multiple support capabilities of the unit; their interlacing reflects the various aspects of the unitís mission and its importance to total military preparedness. The lionís face is symbolic of the unitís pride, strength and determination underscoring the unitís motto.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 20 September 1989.




Coat of Arms

Coat of Arms

Blazon

Shield

Buff, fretty Sable, a lionís face Gules, on a chief Gules a cross Argent charged with two double-headed ďSĒ spanners saltirewise of the second.

Crest

That for the regiments and separate battalions of the California Army National Guard: On a wreath of the colors Buff and Sable, the setting sun behind a grizzly bear passant on a grassy field all Proper.

Motto

PRIDE SERVICE SUPPORT.

Symbolism

Shield

Buff and scarlet are the colors traditionally associated with U.S. Army Support units. Supply is represented by buff. The white cross reflects the medical mission of the unit and implies purity and integrity. The black crossed double-headed ďSĒ spanners allude to the solidity and support of the unitís mission in maintenance. The heraldic frets are emblematic of the interdependent and multiple support capabilities of the unit; their interlacing reflects the various aspects of the unitís mission and its importance to total military preparedness. The lionís face is symbolic of the unitís pride, strength and determination underscoring the unitís motto.

Crest

The crest is that of the California Army National Guard.

Background
The coat of arms was approved on 20 September 1989.





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