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241st Engineer Battalion (United States Army) STICKER Die-Cut Vinyl Decal

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241st 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 Gold color metal and enamel device consisting of a shield blazoned:  Azure, on a bend between a castle Or and a dexter hand Gules, fimbriated of the second a bendlet of the third.  Attached below and to the sides of the shield a Blue scroll turned Gold inscribed “TIS YOURS TO HOLD ON HIGH” in Gold letters.


Symbolism

The shield is blue for Infantry.  The castle from the Puerto-Rican occupation medal denotes service in Puerto Rico.  The red hand with gold bend charged with the red bendlet commemorates service during World War I.  The red hand was the insignia of the 157th French Division of which the 372d Infantry was a part during the Meuse Argonne offensive.  The bend charged with the bendlet indicates the service in the defensive sectors in Alsace and Lorraine.  The arms of Alsace have a bend Or (gold) thereon, and the arms of Lorraine a bend of Gules (red).


Background

The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 372d Infantry, 3d Battalion on 10 July 1929.  It was rescinded on 6 May 1942.  It was reinstated and redesignated for the 272d Field Artillery Battalion on 23 August 1951.  It was redesignated for the 972d Antiaircraft Artillery Battalion on 13 August 1956.  The insignia was redesignated for the 241st Engineer Battalion on 13 September 1965.  It was rescinded on 28 February 1975.