104TH ENGINEER BATTALION (OBSOLETE INSIGNIA)
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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: Argent, five bendlets Gules, on a low mount an oak tree fructed Proper, within a bordure diminished gyronny of eight Azure and Gray. Attached below the shield a Silver scroll inscribed “FACIENDUM EST” in Red letters.

Symbolism
The shield is in the colors of the Corps of Engineers, the tree represents the Meuse-Argonne operations and the bordure recalls the “blue and gray” division. The motto translates to “It Must Be Done.”

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 104th Engineer Regiment on 3 April 1926. It was redesignated for the 104th Engineer Battalion on 30 June 1942. It was redesignated for the 104th Armored Engineer Battalion on 2 August 1949. The insignia was redesignated for the 104th Engineer Battalion on 5 July 1961. It was rescinded/cancelled on 2 February 2015.




Coat of Arms

Coat of Arms

Blazon

Shield

Argent, five bendlets Gules, on a low mount an oak tree fructed Proper, within a bordure diminished gyronny of eight Azure and Gray.

Crest

That for the regiments and separate battalions of the New Jersey Army National Guard: On a wreath of the colors Argent and Gules, a lion’s head erased Or collared four fusils Gules.

Motto

FACIENDUM EST (It Must Be Done).

Symbolism

Shield

The shield is in the colors of the Corps of Engineers, the tree represents the Meuse-Argonne operations and the bordure recalls the “blue and gray” division.

Crest

The crest is that of the New Jersey Army National Guard.

Background
The coat of arms was originally approved for the 104th Engineer Regiment on 19 June 1924. It was redesignated for the 104th Engineer Battalion on 30 June 1942. It was redesignated for the 104th Armored Engineer Battalion on 2 August 1949. The insignia was redesignated for the 104th Engineer Battalion on 5 July 1961. It was rescinded/cancelled on 2 February 2015.





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