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173rd Engineer Battalion (United States Army) STICKER Die-Cut Vinyl Decal

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173rd 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 Silver color metal and enamel device blazoned as follows:  Tierced in pairle reversed Gules, Tenné and Celeste (Oriental Blue), in chief two stylized wolf’s heads respectant Sable; a chief Celeste (Light Blue), on a pallet Argent, an arrow erect surmounted on a staff by a barrulet couped of the first.  Attached below the device a Black scroll inscribed “PECTUS PECTORIS LUPIS” in Silver.


Symbolism

Light blue is the color traditionally associated with Infantry units.  The pales denote military resilience.  The wolf’s heads represent the Wolf Pack Battalion, alluding to the combined mission of each company within the former Special Troop Battalion.  The stylized red arrow indicates the Brigade Combat Team affiliation with the 32d Infantry Brigade and the unit’s battle readiness for future operations.  The upper section of the shield displays the colors of the branches that comprised the Special Troops Battalion - red refers to the Engineer functions; oriental blue signifies the Military Intelligence responsibilities and orange is for the Signal capabilities.


Background

The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the Special Troops Battalion, 32d Infantry Brigade Combat Team on 17 June 2010.  It was redesignated effective 1 September 2015, for the 173d Engineer Battalion with the symbolism updated.