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140th Engineer Battalion (United States Army) STICKER Die-Cut Vinyl Decal

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140th 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 fess, enhanced Argent and Gules, in chief two bars of the second, in base a pickaxe palewise with handle couped surmounted near foot by a bayonet fesswise all of the first.  Attached below and to the sides of the shield a Silver scroll inscribed “FAISONS” in Red letters.


Symbolism

Red and white are the colors of the Corps of Engineers.  The two red bars on the white (silver) part of the shield, taken from the coat of arms of George Washington, symbolize Washington, D.C., the home area of the organization.  The pickaxe and bayonet allude to the Battalion’s combined engineer and combat mission.  The motto translates to “Let’s Do.”


Background

The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 140th Engineer Battalion (Combat) on 30 June 1955.  It was redesignated for the 140th Engineer Battalion on 4 January 1968.  The insignia was rescinded on 26 December 1974.