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55th Personnel Services Battalion

On 7 February 2007, the 55th Personnel Services Battalion was inactivated as part of the transformation of the US Army.

The mission of the 55th Personnel Services Battalion was to provide personnel services and postal support in its assigned area of responsibility, transition to war/stability operations, deploy the Personnel Services Battalion/subordinate elements, and sustain operations.

The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 13 February 1995, consisting of a shield blazoned: Per fess embattled Azure and Or, a lion passant in base a stylized fleur-de-lis Gules and Azure. Attached around the bottom and sides was a Red scroll inscribed "ALWAYS THERE IN SUPPORT" in Gold. Dark blue and scarlet were the colors traditionally associated with the Adjutant General's Corps. Gold was emblematic of honor and excellence, and red symbolized sacrifice and valor. The lion, battlements, and fleur-de-lis commemorated the unit's campaign credits and baptism of fire in World War II in Europe. The fleur-de-lis with an arrowhead for its center honored the Southern France campaign. The lion, symbol of strength, represented Rome. The battlements underscored strong support and defense and reflected the castles of Central Europe.




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