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1st Chemical Company

1st Chemical Company


1st Chemical Company
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Description: A Gold color metal and enamel device 1 1/4 inches (3.18 cm) in height overall consisting of a Blue hexagon, one point up, a Green diagonal band angled in the direction taken by the Panama Canal, fimbriated Or, overall a Gold dragon statant.


Symbolism: The tinctures of the background and the dragon are the colors of the Chemical Corps.  The diagonal band represents the Panama Canal, the district to which the organization was assigned, while the dragon is taken from the coat of arms of the 1st Gas Regiment.


Background: The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 1st Chemical Company on 6 February 1930.  It was redesignated for the 22d Chemical Company on 23 November 1965.  The insignia was redesignated for the 22d Chemical Battalion with the description updated on 29 October 2004.


Source: The description, symbolism and background are from "The Institute of Heraldry" website: http://www.tioh.hqda.pentagon.mil/Chem/22ChemicalBattalion.htm.
Notes:
- Fastener(s): Screwback, pinback.
- Hallmark(s):
- Dimensions:

1st Chemical Service Company

1st Chemical Service Company


1st Chemical Service Company (E)
ASMIC: 1C
- On the gold shield, the numeral "1" within a benzene ring, both light blue; a dark blue scroll with motto COURAGE SCIENCE in gold.

Notes:
- Fastener(s):
- Hallmark(s): No hallmark.
- Dimensions: (28x25mm)
- There is some confusion about the exact designation of this unit insignia. If anyone has any additional information, let ASMIC know.

1st Chemical Service Company

1st Chemical Service Company


1st Chemical Service Company (C)
ASMIC: 1C1
- Similar to 1C, blue parts are dark blue.

Notes:
- Fastener(s):
- Hallmark(s): No hallmark.
- Dimensions: (28x26mm)
- Has been remade by Ross for collectors.


13th Chemical Company

13th Chemical Company


13th Chemical Company (C)
ASMIC: 13A
- On a white hexagon, bordered medium blue, a black skunk, lined and detailed silver, holding in left paw a red wrench, between, in chief three stars above the Chemical Corps insignia, all silver except benzene ring is blue, and in base blue scroll inscribed 13TH CHEMICAL CO in silver.


Notes:
- Fastener(s): Pinback.
- Hallmark(s): No hallmark.
- Dimensions: (38x25mm)
- Made in Germany.
- Painted.


13th Chemical Company

13th Chemical Company


13th Chemical Company (E)
ASMIC: 13A1
- Similar to 13A. Cancelled instead of painted.


Notes:
- Fastener(s): Pinback.
- Hallmark(s): Wiedmann, Frankfurt (Germany). Also no hallmark.
- Dimensions: (38x25mm)
- Made in Germany for collectors.
- Appears to be the same die as used in 13A.


22nd Chemical Company

22nd Chemical Company


22nd Chemical Company (A)
ASMIC: 22A
- On a dark blue hexagon, a green diagonal bend angled in the direction taken by the Panama Canal, over all a gold statant dragon. (31x27mm)
- Authorized 6 February 1930 for the 1st Chemical Company. Redesignated 23 November 1965 for the 22nd Chemical Company. (Note: Recently redesignated for 22nd Chemical Battalion. Placke)


Notes:
- Fastener(s): Screwback (1st Chemical Company), Clutchback.
- Hallmark(s): N.S. Meyer, E-23, P-23, V-21. Also with no hallmark.


267th Chemical Company

267th Chemical Company


267th Chemical Company (A)
ASMIC: 267A ??
- RED HAT. Johnston Island USARPAC. Early baseball cap, left profile with black buttons and stitching. Made in Okinawa. From the removal of chemical munitions from Okinawa to Johnston Island in 1971-72.


Notes:
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- Hallmark(s):






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