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123rd Engineer Battalion (United States Army) STICKER Die-Cut Vinyl Decal

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123rd 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 chevron Azure fimbriated Or between three fleurs-de-lis and a lamb couchant of the third.  Attached below and to the sides of the shield a Gold scroll inscribed “PARATI ET VOLENTES” in Black letters.


Symbolism

The shield is red for Artillery.  The blue chevron alludes to the Infantry origin and the ability with which the regiment always obtained its objective.  The three fleurs-de-lis symbolize the three major engagements in which the 123d Field Artillery participated during World War I – Lucey Sector (Lorraine), St. Mihiel Offensive, and Meuse-Argonne Offensive.  The lamb is taken from the seal of Puerto Rico and signifies service in Puerto Rico during the Spanish-American War.


Background

The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 123d Field Artillery Regiment, Illinois National Guard on 30 March 1928.  It was redesignated for the 123d Field Artillery Battalion, Illinois National Guard on 10 December 1942.  The insignia was redesignated for the 123d Artillery Regiment, Illinois National Guard on 19 December 1960.  It was redesignated for the 123d Field Artillery Regiment, Illinois Army National Guard on 11 July 1972.