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13th Engineer Battalion (United States Army) STICKER Die-Cut Vinyl Decal

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13th 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/Blazon

A Gold color metal and enamel device blazoned as follows:  Per fess Gules and Vert, on a canton Argent a five-bastioned fort Gules and thereon a crescent Or.


Symbolism

In the reconstitution and reorganization of the regiment in 1921 as the 13th Engineer Regiment (General Service) the personnel of the 1st Battalion of the 5th Engineers was transferred to this organization.  The descent of the personnel from the 5th Engineer Regiment is indicated by the canton.  The charge on the canton is the crest of that regiment with the colors reversed.  The 5th Engineers was formed from the 2nd Engineers whose units go back to 1861.  The five-bastioned fort, in addition to indicating the number of the regiment recalls the Santiago Campaign of 1898.  The crescent represents the fighting against the Philippine Moros.  The white of the canton with the red of upper half of shield forms the Engineer colors.  The green indicates the original school status of the regiment.


Background

The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 13th Engineer Regiment on 6 October 1923.  It was redesignated for the 13th Engineer Combat Battalion on 18 February 1943.  The insignia was redesignated for the 13th Engineer Battalion on 19 March 1958.