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