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1ST SUPPLY AND TRANSPORTATION BATTALION
(Currently 101st Support Battalion)

101st Support Battalion Distictive Unit InsigniaOrganized 17 February 1918 in the Regular Army at Menil-la-Tour, France, as the Motor Supply Train, 1st Division.

Reorganized and redesignated in August 1918 as the 1st Supply Train, an element of the 1st Division.

Reorganized and redesignated 23 March 1921 as the 1st Division Train, Quartermaster Corps.

Reorganized and redesignated 23 March 1925 is the 1st Division Quartermaster Train.

Inactivated 15 June 1931 at Fort Hamilton, New York.

Redesignated 1 May 1936 as the 1st Quartermaster Regiment and activated it Fort Hamilton, New York as an element of the 1st Division.

Headquarters and Headquarters Company and Companies A, B, and E reorganized and redesignated 11 October 1939 as the 1st Quartermaster Battalion, an element of the 1st Infantry Division (remainder of regiment disbanded.

1st Quartermaster Battalion (less Ordnance Medium Maintenance Platoon, Headquarters Company) reorganized and redesignated 17 November 1943 as the 1st Quartermaster Company (Ordnance Medium Maintenance Platoon, Headquarters Company concurrently reorganized and redesignated as the 701st Ordnance Light Maintenance Company - hereafter separate lineage).

1st Quartermaster Company reorganized and redesignated 2 January 1964 as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Supply and Transport Battalion (organic elements constituted 23 October 1963 and activated 2 January 1964).

Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Supply and Transport Battalion reorganized and redesignated 1 May 1987 as 101st Support Battalion.

CAMPAIGN PARTICIPATION CREDIT

World War I
Montdidier-Noyon
Aisne-Marne
St. Mihiel
Meuse-Argonne
Lorraine 1918
Picardy 1918

World War II
Algeria-French Morocco
Tunisia
Sicily (with arrowhead)
Normandy (with arrowhead)
Northern France
Rhineland
Ardennes-Alsace
Central Europe

Vietnam
Defense
Counteroffensive
Counteroffensive, Phase II
Counteroffensive, Phase III
Tet Counteroffensive
Counteroffensive, Phase IV
Counteroffensive, Phase V
Counteroffensive, Phase VI
Tet 69/Counteroffensive
Summer-fall 1969
Winter-spring 1970

Southwest Asia
Defense of Saudi Arabia
Liberation and Defense of Kuwait

DECORATIONS

Meritorious Unit Commendation, Streamer embroidered SOUTHWEST ASIA (101st Support Battalion, 8 Nov 90 - 8 May 91, DAGO #27, 27 Dec 94)

Meritorious Unit Commendation, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1965-1966

Meritorious Unit Commendation, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1966-1967

Meritorious Unit Commendation, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1967-1968

French Croix de Guerre with Palm, World War II, Streamer embroidered KASSERINE

French Croix de Guerre with Palm, World war II, Streamer embroidered NORMANDY

French Croix de Guerre, World War II, Fourragere

Belgian Fourragere 1940

Cited in the Order of the day of the Belgian Army for action at MONS

Cited in the Order of the Day of the Belgian Army for action at EUPEN-MALMEDY

Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1965-1968

Republic of Vietnam Civil Action Honor Medal. First Class, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1965-1970

101st Support Battalion Distictive Unit InsigniaDISTINCTIVE INSIGNIA
(Unit Crest)

The insignia is the shield and motto of the coat of arms. The sample of the distinctive insignia was approved for wear by the 1st Division Train on 29 September 1921.

COAT OF ARMS
(Displayed on Battalion Flag)

Authorized: Originally approved for the 1st Division Train, 29 September 1921; reassigned to the 1st Quartermaster Regiment, 7 August 1936; redesignated for the 1st Quartermaster Battalion, 9 September 1940; rescinded, 3 June 1958, Reinstated and redesignated for the 1st Supply and Transportation Battalion, 6 February 1964; redesignated for the 101st Support Battalion, 5 June 1987.

SHIELD: Or, an oak tree proper charged with a fleur-de-lis argent.

Symbolism:  This organization did very excellent work at Soissons and in the Argonne south of Sedan. The arms of Soissons are a red field with silver fleur-de-lis and those of Sedan a bear leaning against an oak tree. The shield is gold or yellow, this being the nearest heraldic equivalent to the buff of the Quartermaster Corps. On the shield is a green tree for the Argonne forest and against the foliage is a silver fleur-de-lis for Soissons.

CREST: On a wreath of the colors a boar passant with dexter fore foot resting upon a wheel all sable.

Symbolism:  The crest is the bear of Sedan with his right fore foot resting on the wheel of the Supply Corps.

MOTTO: PORTONS LES FARDEAUX (Let Us Carry the Burdens) was selected as the unit’s motto as under stress of battle the train carried everything from food and ammunition into action to wounded men out.

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