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505th Engineer Battalion (United States Army) STICKER Die-Cut Vinyl Decal

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505th 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 chevron Gules and Argent in chief two fleurs-de-lis of the last and in base a hornet in silhouette of the first.  Attached below the shield a Silver scroll inscribed “DISCIPLINED TO SERVE” in Black letters.


Symbolism

Scarlet and white are the traditional colors for Engineers.  The two fleurs-de-lis recognize service in Europe of elements of the Battalion during World Wars I and II.  The chevronwise division of the shield symbolizes Kings Mountain, a landmark near the Battalion’s headquarters.  The hornet, noted for diligent building and ferocious defense, is symbolic of the mission of this citizen soldier engineer unit.  It also is symbolic of North Carolina and its military tradition.  A hornet’s nest appeared in that state’s first flag (1775); and General Cornwallis, Commander of the British troops, after the Battle of Kings Mountain is reported to have referred to the resistance of the mountain militia men as a “hornet’s nest.”


Background

The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 22 June 1982.