713th Tank Battalion

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713th Tank Battalion

Shield: Vert, an elephant salient caparisoned and trimmed, upon its back a howdah with four spears all within a diminished brodure or.

Crest: That for the regiments and separate battalions of the Army Reserve: On a wreath of the colors (or and vert) the Lexington Minute Man proper.

Motto: Desert Thunder.

Description: The colors yellow and green are for Armor. The charging elephant, taken from the shield of the parent organization and placed within a border, indicates descent from the former 42nd Armored Regiment.

Campaigns: Ryukyus

Decorations: Distinguished Unit Citation for action during the period 9-22 June, 1945, WD GO 47-46.