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102nd Engineer Battalion (United States Army) STICKER Die-Cut Vinyl Decal

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102nd Engineer Battalion (United States Army) STICKER Die-Cut Vinyl Decal

Spice up your MacBook, Laptop, Car, Water bottle or any other flat smooth surface with this full color glossy laminated decal. This decal is solvent printed on 6mil vinyl with a 1.5mil layer of laminate to protect from water, UV and scratches. Printed in the USA.

Description

A Gold color metal and enamel device consisting of a shield blazoned:  Gules, a lion rampant Argent; on a canton Gray fimbriated Or over a saltire Azure fringed of the fourth a sheathed Roman sword paleways, point to base, of the last.


Symbolism

The shield is red and the charge white, the Engineer corps colors.  The lion rampant indicating the service of the Regiment as Engineers in Flanders, Belgium and Picardy during World War I.  The gray canton charged with the saltire and the sheathed Roman sword depict the service of the organizations from which the 102d Engineers was descended.  The gray canton represents the Union Grays; the blue saltire denotes the service of the 22d Infantry, New York National Guard in the Northern Army during the Civil War; and the sheathed Roman sword, taken from the Spanish War service medal, symbolizes the service of the 22d Infantry, New York Volunteers within the continental limits of the United States during the Spanish-American War.


Background

The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 102d Engineer Regiment on 6 April 1929.  It was redesignated for the 102d Engineer Battalion on 27 October 1943.  It was redesignated for the 102d Engineer Combat Battalion on 8 February 1954.  The insignia was redesignated for the 102d Engineer Battalion on 11 October 1967.