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29th Engineer Battalion (United States Army) STICKER Die-Cut Vinyl Decal

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29th 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 Gold color metal and enamel device consisting of a shield blazoned:  Azure a saltire Argent voided throughout Gules in chief a fleur-de-lis Or in base four mullets of the like, one, two and one; on a canton Argent a crescent Gules within a five bastioned fort of the like voided of the field.


Symbolism

The blue shield with the red saltire is from the arms of Langres, Haute Marne, France, and recalls the location of the headquarters of the 29th Engineers and the Base Printing Plant during World War I.  The white piping along the red diagonals gives the Engineer colors.  The four stars indicate the four major operations with the 29th Engineers are credited as follows:  Aisne-Marne, Toul Sector, St. Mihiel, Meuse-Argonne.  The red five bastioned fort indicates the number of the parent organization (5th Engineers), and also recalls the Santiago Campaign of 1898.  The crescent symbolizes the fighting against the Philippine Moros.


Background

The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 29th Engineer Regiment on 12 February 1924.  It was redesignated for the 29th Engineer Topographic Battalion on 29 April 1943.  It was redesignated for the 29th Engineer Base Topographic Battalion on 10 April 1951.  The insignia was authorized for the 29th Engineer Battalion (Base Topographic) on 4 April 1969.