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109th Engineer Battalion (United States Army) STICKER Die-Cut Vinyl Decal

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109th 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 Silver color metal and enamel device consisting of a shield blazoned:  Per bend indented Argent and Gules, a prickly pear cactus Proper between in chief a castle of the like (from the Spanish Campaign Medal) and in base a fleur-de-lis of the first.  Attached below and to the sides of the shield a Silver scroll inscribed “ALLONS Y FAIRE” in Red letters.


Symbolism

The shield is white and red, the Engineer Corps colors, divided diagonally by a saw tooth partition line to signify combat Engineers.  The castle is taken from the Spanish Campaign Medal and represents service during the Philippine Insurrection, the cactus is for Mexican Border duty, and the fleur-de-lis symbolizes World War service.  The motto translates to “Let’s Go Do It.”


Background

The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 109th Engineer Regiment on 23 May 1927.  It was redesignated for the 109th Engineer Battalion on 2 September 1943.  The insignia was amended to add a motto on 15 October 1968.