778th Tank Battalion
Crest: That for the regiments
and separate battalions of the Army reserve; On a wreath of the colors
(argent and vert) the Lexington Minute Man proper.
Motto: Hurl the
Description: The use of the
shield of the coat of arms of the 41st Armored Regiment, differenced by a
border, indicates descent of the 778th Tank Battalion from the 1st
battalion of that organization. The functions of the unit are symbolized
by the strong arm grasping the medieval battle-axe, ready for action in
full armor. Green and white were the colors of the former Armored Forces;
the border is yellow for the present-day Armor.
Decorations: Service Company entitled to Meritorious Unit Citation for action during the period 8 February – 8 May, 1945 per letter Headquarters, 26th Infantry Division dated 13 June, 1945.