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682nd Engineer Battalion (United States Army) STICKER Die-Cut Vinyl Decal

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682nd 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 Gold color metal and enamel device consisting of a shield blazoned:  Per fess dovetailed enhanced Gules and Argent, on a pale of the first between in base a scimitar and a Roman ax, the handle broken, of the like, a cannon Or charged with a bayonet Azure.  Attached below the shield a Red scroll inscribed “BATIR ET COMBATTRE” in Gold letters.


Symbolism

Scarlet and white are the colors used for the Corps of Engineers.  The red horizontal and vertical areas represent a beam supported by a post and allude to the constructional function of the Battalion.  The cannon and bayonet refer to the initial organization of the Battalion, it being formed from existing companies, formerly elements of Artillery and Infantry units; and likewise signify its combat designation.  The dual mission, engineering and combat, is further indicated by the dovetail, a construction principle, interlocking the two functions.  The scimitar is for the Tunisian Campaign and the broken ax for Italy.  The motto translates to “To Build and To Battle.”


Background

The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 682d Engineer Combat Battalion on 14 December 1951.  It was redesignated for the 682d Engineer Battalion on 24 September 1963.