56th Armored Engineer Battalion

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56th Armored Engineer Battalion

Shield:
Per bend embattled argent and gules, in chief a fir tree eradicated proper and in base a bend wavy azure fimbriated of the first.

Crest:
On a wreath of the colors argent and gules a dexter arm embowed, armored or, fist proper, clutching a lightning flash fesswise of the second.

Motto:
Arte et Animo (By Stratagem and Courage).

Symbolism:
The colors red and white represent the Corps of Engineers. The embattled partition line represents the Combat Engineers, as well as the "Dragonís Teeth" fortifications of the German Siegfried Line. The fir tree on white background represents the forests and snow of the Ardennes campaign. The blue wavy bend encompassed by dual white wavy bends represents the rivers Rhine and Danube, symbolic of both the Rhineland and Central Europe campaigns.