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489th Engineer Battalion (United States Army) STICKER Die-Cut Vinyl Decal

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489th 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:  Argent, two piles Gules issuant from dexter and sinister chief meeting in base point each charged with an escallop of the field.  Attached below and to the sides of the shield a Silver scroll inscribed “AU FORT DU COMBAT” in Red letters.


Symbolism

Scarlet and white are the colors of the Corps of Engineers.  The pile, an ancient heraldic symbol, represents the function of military Engineers.  The two piles, each charged with an escallop, symbolize the organization’s participation in two campaigns in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater during World War II.  The motto translates to “In the Thick of the Fight.”


Background

The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 1 May 1956.