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116th Engineer Battalion (United States Army) STICKER Die-Cut Vinyl Decal

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116th 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:  Per fess Azure and Gules, in chief a Spanish castle and a prickly pear cactus Or, in base a key palewise Argent.  Attached below and to the sides of the shield a Red scroll inscribed “PREPARE THE WAY” in Gold letters.


Symbolism

The blue is the color of Infantry, showing the original organization was Infantry.  The red with the white charge gives the present Engineer colors.  The castle represents the service during the Spanish-American War beyond the continental limits of the United States.  The cactus symbolizes Mexican Border Duty, while the key is taken from the coat of arms of the City of Angers, France, where the Regiment was stationed during World War I.


Background

The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 116th Engineer Regiment on 13 January 1930.  It was redesignated for the 116th Engineer Battalion on 2 September 1943.