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231st Engineer Combat Battalion (United States Army) STICKER Die-Cut Vinyl Decal

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231st Engineer Combat 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 Gold color metal and enamel device consisting of a shield blazoned:  Per chevron Argent and Gules, in chief a fleur-de-lis and a bunch of grapes of the second, and in base a cannon in bend sinister surmounted by a pickax in bend dexter Or.  Attached below and to the sides of the shield a Red scroll turned Gold inscribed “TO ATTEMPT IS TO ACCOMPLISH” in Gold letters.


Symbolism

The 231st Engineer Combat Battalion was originally an Artillery Battalion-957th Field Artillery Battalion.  This descent is shown by the cannon (Artillery) surmounted by a pickax (Engineers).  Both elements of the organization are also represented in the colors used:  gold and red for Artillery and white and red for Engineers.  The “chevron” division of the shield signifies strength.  The fleur-de-lis is for service in France.  The bunch of grapes is for service in Central Europe and Rhineland.  The grapes are red not only because of Artillery and Engineer colors, but also to symbolize the blood shed in combat.


Background

The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 24 August 1951.