1905TH ENGINEER AVIATION 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: Per bend Argent and Gules, in chief a Malayan bear’s head affronté erased Proper and in base the Burmese insignia of six stars of the first. Attached below and to the sides of the shield a Silver scroll inscribed “EARNEST ENDEAVOR” in Black letters.

Symbolism
The colors red and white (silver) are for Engineers. The Burmese stars indicate one battle honor awarded the organization for service in that area, while the Malayan bear, indigenous to Burma and the Malay Peninsula, represents the other battle honor.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 6 May 1952.




Coat of Arms

Coat of Arms

Blazon

Shield

Per bend Argent and Gules, in chief a Malayan bear’s head affronté erased Proper and in base the Burmese insignia of six stars of the first.

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. That for the regiments and separate battalions of the Oregon Army National Guard: On a wreath of the colors Argent and Gules, a demi-disc Gules charged with the setting sun with twelve light rays Or (the shoulder sleeve insignia of the 41st Division), behind a beaver sejant Proper.

Motto

EARNEST ENDEAVOR.

Symbolism

Shield

The colors red and white are for Engineers. The Burmese stars indicate one battle honor awarded the organization for service in that area, while the Malayan bear, indigenous to Burma and the Malay Peninsula, represents the other battle honor.

Crest

The crests are that of the California and Oregon Army National Guard.

Background
The coat of arms was approved on 6 May 1952.





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