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407th Civil Affairs Battalion

The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 27 July 1993. Purple and white are the colors traditionally associated with Civil Affairs. The scimitar, which symbolizes service in Southwest Asia, reflects the unit's baptism of fire. The sunburst stands for the liberation of Kuwait. Gold stands for excellence. Black denotes solidity and dependability. The shield blazoned: Purpure, a bend Argent, overall a scimitar Or and in sinister chief a sunburst of the last. Attached below and to the sides of the shield a tripartite black scroll doubled and inscribed "RESULTS THROUGH TEAMWORK" in gold.

The coat of arms was approved on 27 July 1993. Purple and white are the colors traditionally associated with Civil Affairs. The scimitar, which symbolizes service in Southwest Asia, reflects the unit's baptism of fire. The sunburst stands for the liberation of Kuwait. Gold stands for excellence. From a wreath Argent and Purpure, the Lexington Minute Man Proper. The statue of the Minute Man, Captain John Parker (H.H. Kitson, sculptor), stands on the common in Lexington, Massachusetts.



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