93D ENGINEER BATTALION
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Distinctive Unit Insignia

Distinctive Unit Insignia

Description
A gold color metal and enamel device 1 1/4 inches (3.18 cm) in height overall consisting of a gold metal sea lion; holding in his dexter paw a black club of a native chief of New Guinea and in his sinister paw a black brigade; charged on his shoulder with a red and blue taeguk of Korea, and with tail encircling a gold mullet of six points. The device is supported by a red spade iron inscribed ďBUILD WITH PRIDEĒ in gold.

Symbolism
The sea lion symbolizes the unitís action in the Philippine Islands and their many island missions; while the taeguk represents the Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation awarded to the organization. The chiefís club alludes to an effective New Guinea campaign of World War II. The bridge, taken from the unitís old coat of arms, refers to a carry-over of sound construction throughout the unitís history and the six pointed star symbolizes the organizationís six battle honors for the War in Korea. The spade iron, red for engineer, alludes to earth moving, the primary basis of construction and alludes to the pushing forward into new territory. This is exemplified by the unitís outstanding participation in the building of the Alcan Highway.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 1 March 1967.




Coat of Arms

Coat of Arms

Blazon

Shield

Per chevron Argent and Gules, in fess a mullet of six points between three spade irons two and one counterchanged.

Crest

On a wreath of the colors Argent and Gules, a sea lion erect Or, langued and armed Azure charged on his shoulder with a taeguk in the colors of Korea holding in his dexter paw the club of a Native Chief of New Guinea Sable and in his sinister paw the bridge of the like as depicted on the coat of arms of the 93d Engineer Battalion as approved 14 February 1942.

Motto

BUILD WITH PRIDE.

Symbolism

Shield

Red and white are the colors used for Engineers. The star is used to represent Alaska, and the red per chevron simulates the construction and pushing forward of a roadway into a new territory (white area), and alludes to the building of the Alcan Highway and the Meritorious Unit Citation awarded the organization for participation in its construction during World War II. The six points of the star refer to the organizationís six battle honors for the War in Korea. The three spade irons, symbols for earth moving, a primary basis of construction, symbolizes the unitís three campaigns (The Aleutian Islands, New Guinea and Luzon) during World War II.

Crest

The sea lion symbolizes the unitís action in the Philippine Islands and their many island activities. The taeguk represents the Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation awarded the organization for their service during that War. The Chiefís club signifies the effective campaign on New Guinea during World War II, and the bridge, taken from the old coat of arms, symbolizes a carry-over of sound construction throughout its history.

Background
The coat of arms was approved on 31 October 1966.





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