106th Support Battalion, Mississippi Army National Guard
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106TH SUPPORT BATTALION, MISSISSIPPI ARMY NATIONAL GUARD
(Coat of Arms)
(Distinctive Unit Insignia)
Shield: Buff, a bend wavy between a mullet and a fret Azure all fimbriated Argent, in dexter chief on a canton Gules a Saltire of the second fimbriated of the third.
Crest: That for the regiments and separate battalions of the Mississippi Army National Guard: On a wreath of teh colors Argent and Gules, a slip of magnolia full flower with leaves Proper behind a trident Sable.
Motto: We shall provide.
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: Buff, a bend wavy between a mullet and a fret Azure, in dexter chief on a canton Gules a Saltire of the second. Attached below and to the sides of the shield a Silver scroll inscribed "WE SHALL PROVIDE" in Blue letters.
Buff and Scarlet are the colours used by Support Units. The Star symbolises strong leadership. The Fret symbolises the support mission. The Canton alludes to the (former) State Flag of Mississippi, and the Home State of the Battalion. The Wavy Bend represents Pearl River flowing by Monticello, the Battalion's HQ.
The Coat of Arms was approved on 23 June 1975 and the Distinctive Unit Insignia on 23 September 1975.
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Literature: The Institute of Heraldry, US Army