184th Ordnance Battalion, US Army
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184TH ORDNANCE BATTALION, US ARMY
(Coat of Arms)
(Distinctive Unit Insignia)
Shield: Azure, two lightning flashes in chevron couched reversed, dexter and sinister, argent; overall a flaming star Gules (Crimson) fimbriated Or surmounted by a mullet of the like, charged with a overall a flaming star Gules (Crimson) fimbriated Or surmounted by a mullet of the like, charged with a fountain.
Crest: From a wreath Argent and Azure, a castle Sable charged with a fleur-de-lis Or, surmounted by two machetes pilewise handle and hilt Gules, blades Argent, over all an Oriental dragon passant Or.
Motto: Without equal
Distinctive Unit Insignia, Description: A gold metal and enamel device 1 1/16 incehes (2.70 cm) in height overall consisting of a flaming crimson star surmounted by a samlla gold star all in front of and ensompassed by two black lightning flashes issuning from the top and terminating in base with arrowheads on each side of a wavy arc which extends between and below the two lower flames, the arc consisting of three wavy bands alternately blue and godl. Attached below the evice a gold scroll inscribed "WITHOUT EQUAL" in black letters.
The five points of the fmaling star alludes to the five campaing awards for service in the European Theatre World War II. The Flames alludes to th Mission to provide ammunition support and stock control of ammunition depots and supply points. The gold star denotes the organization's administrative and supervisory operations. The lightning flashes terminating in the wavy area, symbolic of water, allude to the capability to provide for disposal of explosives. The wavy blue and goldbands also refer to overseas service. The Dragon is for service in Southeadt Asia, and the fleur-de-lis indicates service in France and Normandy during World War II. The Tower indicates service in the Rhineland during World War II. The Two Machetes represents the Meritorious Unit Commandations awarded to the Unit for service in the jungles of Vietnam. The Distinctive Unit Insignia was approved 26 December 1966 and the Coat of Arms 7 June 2002.
Literature: The Institute of Heraldry, US Army.