78TH 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, a bundle of five arrows, point to base, one in pale and four in saltire surmounted by a yoke (from the arms of Puerto Rico) in chief Argent. Attached below the shield a Silver shield inscribed “SEDULITATE” in Red letters.

Symbolism
Scarlet and white are the colors of the Corps of Engineers. The arrows and the yoke are taken from the arms of Puerto Rico and are symbolic of that locality. The motto translates to “By Diligence.”

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 78th Engineer (Combat) (Corps) on 28 November 1942. It was redesignated for the 78th Engineer Combat Battalion on 31 August 1943. The insignia was redesignated for the 78th Engineer Battalion on 15 November 1956.




Coat of Arms

Coat of Arms

Blazon

Shield

Gules, a bundle of five arrows, point to base, one in pale and four in saltire surmounted by a yoke (from the arms of Puerto Rico) in chief Argent.

Crest

None.

Motto

SEDULITATE (By Diligence).

Symbolism

Shield

Scarlet and white are the colors of the Corps of Engineers. The arrows and the yoke are taken from the arms of Puerto Rico and are symbolic of that locality.

Crest

None.





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