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205th Engineer Battalion (United States Army) STICKER Die-Cut Vinyl Decal

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205th 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 consisting of a shield blazoned:  Argent, a saltire Gules between in chef a crescent Azure and a fleur-de-lis of the like in base; two arrowheads in fess Vert, with points inward.  Attached below is a Red tripartite scroll turned Silver inscribed "COME WHAT WILL" in Silver letters.


Symbolism

The arrowheads symbolize the Battalion's assault landings at Algeria-French Morocco and Sicily.  The crescent alludes to the Tunisian Campaign where the unit was awarded the French Croix de Guerre with Palm, World War II.  The saltire symbolizing a cross road, is symbolic of engineering support and construction.  The fleur-de-lis represents the organization's World War I service in France, while the fleur-de-lis and crescent further distinguish the location of the unit's headquarters at Bogalusa, Louisiana, in the area of New Orleans, the "Crescent City."  Scarlet and white are colors used for the Corps of Engineers.


Background

The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 4 April 1973.