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363rd Engineer Battalion (United States Army) STICKER Die-Cut Vinyl Decal

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363rd 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 Silver color metal and epoxied device consisting of a shield blazoned:  Argent, a cross pattée double sarcelled at the foot Gules, surmounted by a castle tower of the field on a canton Azure, a fess dovetail on the bottom of the first, all within a bordure Silver.  Beneath the shield a curved red tri-folded scroll inscribed “CLEAR BUILD DEFEND” in Silver letters.


Symbolism

The battalion traces its lineage back to 1943 and the 291st Engineer Combat Battalion.  The design symbolizes the successful mission of the unit during the Battle of the Bulge and World War II.  The red and white (silver) stand for the Engineer Branch of service.  The tower of the Engineer castle is placed strategically at the intersection of five roads at Malmedy, Belgium (The Baugnez Crossroads).  This represents the effort of 291st to fortify the “FIVE POINTS,” a strategic crossroads, and successfully contain and delay the German advance in the Ardennes Forest Offensive during the period of 17-26 December 1944.  Subsequently, the 291st was the first unit to cross the Rhine River into Germany and were awarded the Presidential Unit Citation symbolized by the blue canton bearing a fess dovetailed on the bottom to evoke the heroic accomplishment of constructing a 1100 foot treadway “pontoon” bridge across the Rhine River at Remagen in 32 hours, longest ever, under fire from the enemy, and the first allied unit to cross the Rhine River into Germany in March of 1945.


Background

The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 2 March 2016.