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479th Engineer Battalion (United States Army) STICKER Die-Cut Vinyl Decal

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479th 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:  Per fess wavy Argent and Gules a bend embattled counter-embattled counterchanged, in chief a caltrap Sable.  Attached below and to the sides of the shield a Silver scroll inscribed "WE FIGHT TO BUILD" in Black letters.


Symbolism

White and red are the colors of the Engineers.  The embattled bend and wavy partition line symbolize the repair and construction of roads and bridges to facilitate the movement of troops in combat.  The caltrap (a defensive implement of medieval times which was usually strewn upon the ground in front of horse troops to impede their advance) represents the important mission of minelaying and minesweeping.


Background

The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 5 January 1965.