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229th Engineer Battalion (United States Army) STICKER Die-Cut Vinyl Decal

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229th 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: Gules, a tower Argent charged with two poleaxes saltirewise Sable surmounted by a fireball of the like flamant of the first, on a canton of the like fimbriated of the second a saltire Azure, also fimbriated of the second, overall a fleur-de-lis Or. Attached below, a scroll Sable doubled and inscribed "SAPPERS LEAD" Argent.


Symbolism

Scarlet and white are the branch colors of the Engineer Corps. The castle tower, a symbol of fortification and strength, is reminiscent of the Engineer Corps Branch insignia. The poleaxes symbolize the unit's mission of combat readiness and construction of bridges and forts. The fireball characterizes the military engineer's mission to handle explosives and mines. The four flames, pointing to the major geographical directions, emphasize the capacity of the Engineers to mobilize quickly, if needed, to all points of the globe. The canton, an allusion to the Confederate flag, honors the unit's campaign participation credits for Confederate service in the Civil War; the fleur-de-lis commemorates World War I and World War II service in Northern Europe and France.


Background

The distinctive unit insignia was approved effective 1 July 1986.