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293rd Engineer Battalion (United States Army) STICKER Die-Cut Vinyl Decal

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293rd 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:  Gules, on a pile Argent a lion’s face of the first jessant-de-lis Or.  Attached below and to the sides of the shield a Red scroll turned Gold inscribed “SKILL IS STRENGTH” in Gold letters.


Symbolism

Scarlet and white are the Corps of Engineer colors and the pile is also symbolical of Engineers.  The lion’s face represents the Battalion’s services in Normandy and the fleur-de-lis for its engagements in the interior of France and in the Rhineland.


Background

The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 293d Engineer Construction Battalion on 31 January 1952.  It was redesignated for the 293d Engineer Battalion on 10 December 1963.