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 (1729th) 229th Support Battalion

Distinctive Unit Insignia

Description: A gold color metal and enamel device 1 1/4 inches (3.18 cm) in height overall, blazoned:  Argent, between a Korean Taeguk Gules and Azure and a sinister hand couped at the wrist of the second, a pile reversed and arched of the third charged with a representation of the Battle of Baltimore Monument Or, on a chief paly of six of the last and Sable a bend counterchanged. Attached below the shield a Gold scroll inscribed "LOYALTY DUTY SERVICE" in Black letters.

Symbolism: The chief (upper third of shield), reflects the Maryland flag and identifies the Battalion's home state. The red hand indicates service in World War I for which the former unit received the French Croix-de-Guerre with Palm. The Battle of Baltimore Monument in the center alludes to the former unit's origin in 1879 as the Monumental City Guards.  The blue background represents the 229th Supply and Service Battalion's service in the Asiatic-Pacific Theatre, World War II. The taeguk in red and blue is adapted from the flag of Korea and denotes lengthy service in Korea (1951 through summer 1953) by the former Battalion and the award of the Korean Presidential Unit Citation.  

Background: The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 229th Supply and Transport Battalion, Maryland Army National Guard on 15 December 1967. It was rescinded on 7 May 1976.  It was reinstated for the 229th Supply and Transport Battalion on 18 March 1987. The insignia was redesignated with description and symbolism revised for the 229th Support Battalion on 28 September 1992.


Coat of Arms

Blazon:

Shield: Argent, between a Korean Taeguk Gules and Azure and a sinister hand couped at the wrist of the second, a pile reversed and arched of the third charged with a representation of the Battle of Baltimore Monument Or, on a chief paly of six of the last and Sable a bend counterchanged.

Crest: That for the regiments and separate battalions of the Maryland Army National Guard: On a wreath of the colors, Argent and Gules, a cross bottony per cross quarterly Gules and Argent.

Motto: LOYALTY DUTY SERVICE.

Symbolism:

Shield: The chief (upper third of shield), reflects the Maryland flag and identifies the Battalion's home state. The red hand indicates service in World War I for which the former unit received the French Croix-de-Guerre with Palm. The Battle of Baltimore Monument in the center alludes to the former unit's origin in 1879 as the Monumental City Guards. The blue background represents the 229th Supply and Service Battalion's service in the Asiatic-Pacific Theatre, World War II. The taeguk in red and blue is adapted from the flag of Korea and denotes lengthy service in Korea (1951 through summer 1953) by the former Battalion and the award of the Korean Presidential Unit Citation.

Crest: The crests are that of the Maryland Army National Guard. 

Background: The coat of arms was originally approved for the 229th Supply and Transport Battalion, Maryland Army National Guard on 15 December 1967. It was rescinded on 7 May 1976. It was reinstated for the 229th Supply and Transport Battalion on 18 March 1987. The coat of arms was redesignated with the symbolism revised for the 229th Support Battalion on 28 September 1992.