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3d SUPPORT BATTALION 

3rd Support Battalion Distinctive Unit InsigniaConstituted 12 November 1917 in the Regular Army as the Motor supply Train, 3d Division 

Organized 21 November 1917 at Fort Sam Houston, Texas 

Reorganized and redesignated 10 January 1918 as the 3d Supply Train, an element of the 3d Division  

Reorganized and redesignated 26 March 1921 as the 3d Division Train, Quartermaster Corps 

Reorganized and redesignated 23 March 1925 as the 3d Division Quartermaster Train 

Inactivated (less 9th and 10th Motor Transport Companies) 30 June 1931 at Fort Lewis, Washington 

Redesigned 1 May 1936 as the 3d Quartermaster Regiment, an element of the 3d Division 

Headquarters and Headquarters Company and Companies A, B, and E, reorganized and redesigned 12 October 1939 as the 3d Quartermaster Battalion, an element of the 3d Division (Company C-hereafter separate lineage)   

Reorganized and redesigned 20 March 1963 as the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3d Supply and Transport Battalion, and element of the 3d Infantry Division (organic elements concurrently constituted and activated   

Battalion inactivated 15 May 1985 in Germany 

Redesigned 1 May 1987 as the 3d Support Battalion and activated in Germany as an element of the 3d Infantry Division

CAMPAIGN PARTICIPATION CREDIT

World War I
Aisne
Champagne-Marne
Aisne-Marne
St. Mihiel
Champagne 1918

World War II
Algeria-French Morocco (with arrowhead)
Tunisia
Sicily (with arrowhead)
Naples-Foggia
Anzio (with arrowhead)
Rome-Arno
Southern France (with arrowhead)
Rhineland
Ardennes-Alsace
Central Europe

Korean War
CCF Intervention
First UN Counteroffensive
CCF Spring Offensive
UN Summer-Fall Offensive
Second Korean Winter
Korea, Summer-Fall 1952
Third Korean Winter
Korea, Summer 1953


DECORATIONS

Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered COLMAR

Meritorious Unit Commendation, Streamer embroidered EUROPEAN THEATER

Meritorious Unit Commendation, Streamer embroidered KOREA 1950-1951

Meritorious Unit Commendation, Streamer embroidered KOREA 1952-1953

French Croix de Guerre with Palm WWII, Streamer embroidered COLMAR

French Croix de Guerre WWII, Fourragere

Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation, Streamer embroidered UIJONGBU CORRIDOR

Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation, Streamer embroidered IRON TRIANGLE

Chryssoin Aristion Andrias (Bravery Gold Medal of Greece) Streamer embroidered KOREA


3rd Support Battalion Distinctive Unit InsigniaDISTINCTIVE INSIGNIA
(Unit Crest)

A shield taken from the shield of the 3rd Supply and Transport Battalion.  The body of the shield contains a five spired fort indicative of Chateau Thierry.  The Marne patch in the upper left hand corner represents service in the division (3rd Infantry Division).  The motto "Roulons et Passons" is translated "let us roll (forward) and cross (the bridge at Chateau Thierry)

COAT OF ARMS
(Displayed on the Battalion Flag)

            Blazon:

                        Shield:  Or, a fort with five towers each topped with a spire with banner (from the arms of Chateau Thierry) sable; on a canton azure, three bendlets sinister argent.

                        Crest:  On a wreath of colors (or and sable) a cornucopia gules debruised by a wheel or.

                        Motto:  ROULONS ET PASSONS.   

            Symbolism: 

                        Shield:  On a gold or yellow shield is the five spired fort in black indicative of Chateau Thierry just east of which and south of the Marne occurred the first important service of the predecessor organization.  On a square in the corner of the shield is the shoulder mark of the 3rd Division.  This tells the story of the Train's first major service and of the Division of which it was part.

                        Motto:  The motto Roulons et Passons"  may be translated "Let us roll (Forward) and cross (the bridge at Chateau Thierry)."

            Background:  The coat of arms was originally approved for the 3rd Division Train on 3 October 1921. 


Unit Day: 14 July 1918, the day that the unit received it baptism of fire in World War I battle not far from Chateau-Thierry, France.

 

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