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4th SUPPORT BATTALION

4th Support Battalion Distinctive Unit InsigniaConstituted 19 November 1917 in the Regular Army as the 4th Supply Train and assigned to the 4th Division (later designated as the 4th Infantry Division)

Organized 31 December 1917 at Camp Greene, North Carolina

Reorganized and redesignated 15 April 1921 as the 4th Division Train, Quartermaster Corps

Inactivated 21 September 1921 at Fort Lewis, Washington

Redesignated 23 March 1925 as the 4th Division Quartermaster Train

Redesignated 1 May 1936 as the 4th Quartermaster Regiment

Redesignated 16 October 1939 as the 4th Quartermaster Battalion

Activated 1 June 1940 at Fort Benning, Georgia

Reorganized and redesignated 19 September 1942 as the 4th Motorized Quartermaster Battalion

Reorganized and redesignated (less Quartermaster Gasoline Supply Company) 4 August 1943 as the 4th Quartermaster Company (Quartermaster Gasoline Supply Company hereafter separate lineage)

4th Quartermaster Company inactivated 2 March 1946 at Camp Butner, North Carolina

Activated 6 July 1948 at Fort Ord, California

Reorganized and redesignated 1 October 1963 as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 4th Supply and Transport Battalion (organic elements constituted 21 August 1963 and activated 1 October 1963)

Battalion inactivated 15 April 1985 at Fort Carson, Colorado

Redesignated 1 May 1987 as the 4th Support Battalion and activated at Fort Carson, Colorado

CAMPAIGN PARTICIPATION CREDIT

World War I
Alsne-Marne   
St. Hihiel   
Meuse-Argonne
Champagne 1918
Lorraine 1918                                       

World War II                    
Normandy (with arrowhead)                               
Northern France                 
Rhineland   
Ardennes-Alsace
Central Europe  

Vietnam
Counteroffensive, Phase II   
Counteroffensive, Phase III  
Counteroffensive, Phase IV    
Counteroffensive, Phase V 
Counteroffensive Phase, VI
Counteroffensive, Phase VII
Sanctuary Counteroffensive
Tet Counteroffensive
Tet 69/Counteroffensive
Summer-Fall 1969
Winter-Spring 1970


DECORATIONS

Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1967-1968

Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1968-1970

Army Superior Unit Award, Streamer embroidered 1996-1997

Belgian Fourragere 1940

Cited in the Order of the Day of the Belgian Army for action in BELGIUM

Cited in the Order of the Day of the Belgian Army for action in ARDENNES

Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1966-1969

Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1969-1970

Republic of Vietnam Civil Action Honor Medal, First Class, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1966-1969


DISTINCTIVE INSIGNIA
(Unit Crest)

Description unavailable

COAT OF ARMS
(Displayed on the Battalion Flag)

            Blazon:

                        Shield:  Or on a bend guiles a fleur-de-lis of the field.

                        Crest:  On a wreath of colors a sword, point down, and key, wards down, in saltire or encirled by the shoulder insignia of the 4th Division proper, over all the winged helmet of Mercury of the first.

                        Motto:  STRENGTH THRU SUPPORT..   

            Symbolism: 

                        Shield:  This organization took part in operations in Lorraine and in Ile-de-France.  The shield is gold, the nearest heraldic equivalent to the Quartermaster buff, which is representative of the original service of the organization.  The red band is from the arms of Lorraine, the gold fleur-de-lis from the Arms of Ile-de-France.

                        Crest:  The crest has the shoulder insignia of the division, the sword and key from the insignia of the Quartermaster Corps and Mercury's helmet from the insignia of the Motor Transport Corps during World War I.

            Background:  The coat of arms was originally approved for the 4th Division Train on 28 June 1921. 

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