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397th Engineer Battalion (United States Army) STICKER Die-Cut Vinyl Decal

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397th 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 enamel device consisting of a shield blazoned:  Per fess dancetté of four Argent and Gules, on a canton of the second a transit head of the first and in base a bayonet fesswise of the like.  Attached below and to the sides of the shield a Silver scroll inscribed “ESSAYONS TOUT DE SUITE” in Red letters.


Symbolism

Red and white are the colors used for Engineers.  The red points allude to the mountainous terrain of Luzon where the Battalion fought in World War II.  The transit head is an item of engineering equipment and is used with the bayonet to indicate the engineering-combat function of the Battalion.  The canton represents their descent from the parent regiment, the 353d Engineers.  The motto translates to “We Shall Do Immediately.”


Background

The coat of arms was approved on 31 January 1961.