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463rd Engineer Battalion (United States Army) STICKER Die-Cut Vinyl Decal

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463rd 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 masoned Argent, on a bend wavy of the last three bars Sable.  Attached below and to the sides of the shield a Silver scroll inscribed "COMPLERE" in Black letters.


Symbolism

Red and white are the colors of the Corps of Engineers.  The wavy bend, taken from the coat of arms of the Rheinprovinz and charged with three bars, represents the European campaign honors awarded the Battalion for service during World War II.  The bars, representative of bridges, and the masonry symbolize the engineer functions of the organization.  The motto translates to "To Complete."


Background

The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 983d Engineer Construction Battalion on 5 March 1953.  It was redesignated for the 983d Engineer Battalion on 30 April 1962.  The insignia was amended to correct the motto on 15 June 1970.  It was redesignated for the 463d Engineer Battalion on 8 April 1977.