1402D ENGINEER BATTALION
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Distinctive Unit Insignia

Distinctive Unit Insignia

Description
A Gold color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in height overall consisting of a shield blazoned: Per fess abased Gules and Argent, a fess abased wavy to base tierced Or, paley of nine of the first and the third, and Azure. Attached below and to the sides of the shield a Gold scroll inscribed “ESTRUCTURA Y DEFENDER” in Blue letters.

Symbolism
Red and white are the colors of the Corps of Engineers. The fess is symbolic of strength and support. The red and yellow pales, suggestive of the arms of Aragon, symbolize the Spanish settlement of California. The four yellow pales represent the counties of Ventura, Los Angeles, Orange and San Diego, the home area of the organization. The coastal location is indicated by the wavy blue section, which signifies the Pacific; the white area alludes to the beaches. The yellow design, taken as a whole, represents the engineering function of construction of bridges, buildings, docks, field fortification, gun emplacements, etc. The motto translates to “Build and Defend.”

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 5 November 1953. It was rescinded on 30 December 1974.




Coat of Arms

Coat of Arms

Blazon

Shield

Per fess abased Gules and Argent, a fess abased wavy to base tierced Or, paley of nine of the first and the third, and Azure.

Crest

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

Motto

ESTRUCTURA Y DEFENDER (Build and Defend).

Symbolism

Shield

Red and white are the colors of the Corps of Engineers. The fess is symbolic of strength and support. The red and yellow pales, suggestive of the arms of Aragon, symbolize the Spanish settlement of California. The four yellow pales represent the counties of Ventura, Los Angeles, Orange and San Diego, the home area of the organization. The coastal location is indicated by the wavy blue section, which signifies the Pacific; the white area alludes to the beaches. The yellow design, taken as a whole, represents the engineering function of construction of bridges, buildings, docks, field fortification, gun emplacements, etc.

Crest

The crest is that of the California Army National Guard.

Background
The coat of arms was approved on 5 November 1953. It was rescinded on 30 December 1974.





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