Category:2nd Infantry Division Heraldry

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2nd Infantry Division[edit]

Shoulder Sleeve Insignia[edit]

Description[edit]

  • Upon a five pointed white star whose points lie in the circumference of an imaginary circle 3 1/2 inches (8.89 cm) in diameter an Indian's head with war bonnet in profile, face red, bonnet blue with outline of feathers in blue. The star to be superimposed upon a black shield, of dimensions such that the points of the star shall lie at a distance of 1/8 inch (.32 cm) from the perimeter.
  • Combat Service Identification Badge: A silver color metal and enamel device 2 inches (5.08 cm) in height consisting of a design similar to the shoulder sleeve insignia.

Symbolism[edit]

  1. The star has played an important part in our history from the days of the Colonies to the present time.
  2. The Indian signifies the first and original American.
  3. These devices were originally established by the division to use as vehicle markings and to identify the vehicles as all American.

Background[edit]

  1. The shoulder sleeve insignia was originally authorized for the 2nd Division on 1918-11-06.
  2. It was officially announced by The Adjutant General letter dated 1922-06-21.
  3. It was amended to correct the description on 1927-11-07.
  4. The insignia was redesignated for the 2nd Infantry Division effective 1942-08-01, and amended to change the dimensions.
  5. (TIOH Dwg. No. A-1-77).

Distinctive Unit Insignia[edit]

Description[edit]

  • A silver color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches in height overall consisting of a black field an Indian tomahawk in silver color metal with point to dexter and blade charged with a blue fleur-de-lis; attached to the handle by blue bands three blue feathers displayed fanwise to sinister and contained by a silver scroll bearing the motto "SECOND TO NONE" in black letters.

Symbolism[edit]

  1. The colors blue and white (silver) allude to Infantry; the tomahawk is used in lieu of the Indian head which appears on the shoulder sleeve insignia for the 2nd Infantry Division.
  2. The fleur-de-lis is for France where the unit saw its first combat experience during World War I and the feathers denote the three conflicts (World Wars I and II and Korea) in which the unit has participated.

Background[edit]

  • The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 1968-05-01.

Special Troops Battalion, 2nd Infantry Division[edit]

Coat of Arms[edit]

Blazon[edit]

  • Shield: Azure (Teal Blue), on a mountain range of three peaks issuant from base Sable fimbriated Or a tomahawk bend-sinisterwise Argent (Silver Gray) surmounted by a lightning flash bendwise of the third.
  • Crest: None.
  • Motto: "ROCK SOLID, STRIKE HARD".

Symbolism[edit]

  • Shield:
  1. Teal blue is reflective of the elements of multiple branches that make up the Special Troops Battalion team.
  2. The black mountains refer to the steep, mountainous terrain of Korea and are adapted from the coat of arms of the 102nd Military Intelligence Battalion, reorganized as the Special Troops Battalion.
  3. The lightning flash signifies the seeking, gathering and dissemination of information, indicative of the 102nd Military Intelligence Battalion and the 122nd Signal Battalion contributions in forming the battalion.
  4. The tomahawk recalls the Second Infantry Division or Warrior Division, the roots of the Special Troops Battalion, Second Infantry Division. It also represents the warrior ethos of the battalion personnel.
  • Crest: None.

Background[edit]

Distinctive Unit Insignia[edit]

Description[edit]

  1. A Gold color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in height overall consisting of a shield blazoned: Azure (Teal Blue), on a mountain range of three peaks issuant from base Sable fimbriated Or a tomahawk bend-sinisterwise Argent (Silver Gray) surmounted by a lightning flash bendwise of the third.
  2. Attached around bottom and sides of the shield is a bipartite Teal Blue scroll doubled and inscribed “ROCK SOLID” and “STRIKE HARD” in Gold.

Symbolism[edit]

  1. Teal blue is reflective of the elements of multiple branches that make up the Special Troops Battalion team.
  2. The black mountains refer to the steep, mountainous terrain of Korea and are adapted from the coat of arms of the 102nd Military Intelligence Battalion, reorganized as the Special Troops Battalion.
  3. The lightning flash signifies the seeking, gathering and dissemination of information, indicative of the 102nd Military Intelligence Battalion and the 122nd Signal Battalion contributions in forming the battalion.
  4. The tomahawk recalls the Second Infantry Division or Warrior Division, the roots of the Special Troops Battalion, Second Infantry Division. It also represents the warrior ethos of the battalion personnel.

Background[edit]

  • The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 2005-08-03.

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