327TH QUARTERMASTER BATTALION
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Distinctive Unit Insignia

Distinctive Unit Insignia

Description
A gold color metal and enamel device 1 3/16 inches (3.02 cm) in height overall consisting of a vertical buff quill, tip down, shaft gold, behind two gold arrows in saltire heads up with a blue scroll lined gold passing over the tip of the quill, bearing the inscription “LEVY THE REQUIREMENT” in gold.

Symbolism
Buff is traditionally associated with Support Battalions and reflects the heritage and history of the Battalion. Blue alludes to the unit’s World War II service in the Pacific Theater. The quill is a symbol for the written word and represents the organization’s systematic processes. The arrows refer to military supplies and are crossed to represent strength and support.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 327th Supply and Service Battalion on 2 January 1969. It was redesignated with the description and symbolism revised for the 327th Support Battalion on 23 June 1994. The insignia was redesignated for the 327th Quartermaster Battalion effective 16 September 2002.




Coat of Arms

Coat of Arms

Blazon

Shield

Azure, a quill Or feathered Buff, superimposed by two arrows saltirewise Or.

Crest

That for the regiments and separate battalions of the Army Reserve: From a wreath Or and Azure, the Lexington Minute Man Proper. The statue of the Minute Man, Captain John Parker (H.H. Kitson, sculptor), stands on the common in Lexington, Massachusetts.

Motto

LEVY THE REQUIREMENT.

Symbolism

Shield

Buff is traditionally associated with Support Battalions and reflects the heritage and history of the Battalion. Blue alludes to the unit’s World War II service in the Pacific Theater. The quill is a symbol for the written word and represents the organization’s systematic processes. The arrows refer to military supplies and are crossed to represent strength and support.

Crest

The crest is that of the United States Army Reserve.

Background
The coat of arms was originally approved for the 327th Support Battalion on 23 June 1994. It was redesignated for the 327th Quartermaster Battalion effective 16 September 2002.





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