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17th Engineer Battalion (United States Army) STICKER Die-Cut Vinyl Decal

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17th 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 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in height overall consisting of a shield blazoned:  Gules, the back of the dexter mailed fist Proper grasping a portable ramp Argent.  Attached below the shield is a Silver scroll inscribed "WE PAVE THE WAY" in Red letters.


Symbolism

The shield is red for Engineers and the mailed fist is indicative of the power and aggressiveness of the organization, while the portable ramp indicates one of its functions.


Background

The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 17th Engineer Battalion (Armored) on 19 May 1941.  It was redesignated for the 17th Armored Engineer Battalion on 14 December 1951.  It was redesignated for the 17th Engineer Battalion on 21 November 1958.