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39th Engineer Battalion (United States Army) STICKER Die-Cut Vinyl Decal

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39th 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 Silver color metal and enamel device consisting of a shield blazoned:  Gules, on a mount issuant from base a gigantic ox statant affronté Argent charged on the forehead with a mullet of the field, all within a bordure of the second.  Attached below and to the sides of the shield is a Red scroll inscribed "FIGHT, BUILD AND DESTROY" in Silver letters.


Symbolism

The shield is the coat of arms approved for the 39th Engineer Combat Regiment, differenced by a border to indicate the descent of the 39th Engineer Battalion from the 2d Battalion of that Regiment.  Scarlet and white are the colors of the Corps of Engineers.  The ox represents Paul Bunyon's ox, "Babe," whose gargantuan performances are symbolic of the functions of the Battalion.  Babe was of such gigantic size that he drank large lakes dry; his horns measured six miles across from tip to tip; and his walking through the forests made splendid roads, clearing the trees and brush.  The star on the forehead of the ox alludes to Texas, the state in which the Battalion was activated.


Background

The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 25 May 1955.