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478th Engineer Battalion (United States Army) STICKER Die-Cut Vinyl Decal

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478th 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 bend Argent and Gules, a pickaxe bendwise counterchanged, in sinister chief a fleur-de-lis and in dexter base a stone war head of the like.  Attached below and to the sides of the shield a Silver scroll inscribed “NUMQUAM DEORSUM” in Red letters.


Symbolism

Scarlet and white (silver) are the colors used for the Corps of Engineers. T he division of the shield into two parts refers to the dual function of the Engineers as an arm and a service.  The pickaxe alludes to the missions of the Battalion in construction and demolition.  The Battalion’s battle honors, awarded for service in World War II are represented by the fleur-de-lis for the European Theater and a stone war head for the Pacific Theater.  The motto translates to “Never Down or Never Downwards.”


Background

The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 16 April 1958.  It was amended to change the spelling of the motto on 17 June 1971.