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96th Engineer Battalion (United States Army) STICKER Die-Cut Vinyl Decal 2

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96th Engineer Battalion (United States Army) STICKER Die-Cut Vinyl Decal 2

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, a bend between a bridge bent and a mullet of twelve rays (a burst) Gules.  Attached below the shield a Red scroll inscribed “ECCE SIGNUM” in Silver letters.


Symbolism

The diagonal band symbolizes a road; a major line of effort of the organization being road maintenance and construction.  The twelve pointed star, or “burst” represents demolition work.  The conventionalized outline of a standard trestle bent, signifies bridge construction and repair.  The motto translates to “Behold The Sign.”


Background

The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 96th Engineer Battalion on 16 March 1942.  It was redesignated for the 96th Engineer Combat Battalion on 3 June 1952.  The insignia was redesignated for the 96th Engineer Battalion on 6 February 1968.