177TH ENGINEER BATTALION
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Distinctive Unit Insignia

Distinctive Unit Insignia

Description
A Silver color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in height overall consisting of a shield blazoned: Gules, on a bend between an oak tree Argent and a distaff palewise of the second, a fleur-de-lis in pale of the field. Attached below the scroll a Silver scroll inscribed “STRENGTH AND SKILL” in Red letters.

Symbolism
The shield is red with the charges in white (silver), representing the Engineer Corps colors. The distaff and the oak tree is a combination of the regimental insignia of the two parent organizations. The fleur-de-lis placed upon the bend symbolizes the battle honors earned in France during World War I, as indicated in the history of the organization.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 15 September 1942. It was rescinded on 23 November 1976.




Coat of Arms

Coat of Arms

Blazon

Shield

Gules, on a bend between an oak tree Argent, fructed Vert, and a distaff palewise of the second, a fleur-de-lis in pale of the field.

Crest

From a wreath Argent and Gules, the crest of the States of New Jersey, Rhode Island and Florida Army National Guard.

Motto

STRENGTH AND SKILL.

Symbolism

Shield

The shield is red with the charges in white (silver), representing the Engineer Corps colors. The distaff and the oak tree is a combination of the regimental insignia of the two parent organizations. The fleur-de-lis placed upon the bend symbolizes the battle honors earned in France during World War I, as indicated in the history of the organization.

Crest

Those of the States of New Jersey, Rhode Island and Florida Army National Guard in the order in which these States were admitted to the Union.

Background
The coat of arms was originally approved for the 177th Engineer Regiment on 3 August 1942. It was amended to correct the history on 17 September 1942 and again on 2 January 1943 and 3 July 1943. It was redesignated for the 177th Engineer Construction Battalion with the history amended on 4 June 1945. The insignia was rescinded on 23 November 1976.





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