244th Quartermaster Battalion, US Army
244TH QUARTERMASTER BATTALION, US ARMY
(Coat of Arms)
(Distinctive Unit Insignia)
Shield: Buff, a wheel Argent between dexter and sinister flanks Vert and Gules, on a chief enhanced Azure a chain of three links fesswise of the second.
Motto: SI NON POTESTIS, POSSUMUS (If You Can't, We Can).
Distinctive Unit Insignia. Description: A silver color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86cm) in height overall consisting of a shield blazoned: Buff, a wheel Argent between dexter and sinister flanks Vert and Gules, on a chief enhanced Azure a chain of three links fesswise of the second attached below the shield a silver scroll inscribed "SI NON POTESTIS POSSUMUS" in black letters.
Buff and blue are the colors used for the Quartermaster Corps. The wheel and chain (supply and support) are graphic representations of their function. The colors green and red allude to the unit's two decorations (French Croix de Guerre and Meritorious Unit Commendation). The three links symbolize the three battle honors awarded the unit in World War II.
The Coat of Arms and Distinctive Unit Insignia was approved 10 April 1964.
Literature: Images and Information from The Institute of Heraldry, US Army
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