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176th Engineer Battalion (United States Army) STICKER Die-Cut Vinyl Decal

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176th 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:  Gules, a sword Argent, hilt and pommel Or cutting a representation of the Gordian knot in fess, in chief two fleurs-de-lis of the third.  Attached below the shield a Silver scroll inscribed “ARDUA VINCO” in Black.


Symbolism

The shield is red and white, the colors of the Engineer Corps.  The sword cutting the Gordian knot indicates the ability of the organization to dispose of difficulties by bold measures.  The two battle honors of St. Mihiel and Meuse-Argonne earned by the 176th Engineer Regiment for whom the coat of arms was originally approved, are shown by the two golden fleurs-de-lis in the honor point.  The motto translates to “I Conquer Difficulties.”


Background

The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 176th Engineer Regiment on 9 July 1942.  It was redesignated for the 176th Engineer Construction Battalion on 16 January 1946.  It was rescinded (cancelled) on 14 February 1975.  The insignia was reinstated and authorized for the 176th Engineer Battalion on 19 November 1996.