121st Signal Battalion, US Army

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121ST SIGNAL BATTALION, US ARMY

Coat of arms (crest) of the 121st Signal Battalion, US Army

Official blazon

Shield: Per bend enhanced Argent and Tenné on the first palewise in bend six Lorraine Crosses and on the second palewise in bend three fire arrows all counterchanged.
Crest: On a wreath of the colors Argent and Tenné, a Spanish castle Argent charged with a fleur-de-lis Tenné.
Motto: TO PARON EY POIEIN (Do Well The Duty That Lies Before You).

Distinctive Unit Insignia. Description: A white fleur-de-lis superimposed on an orange Spanish castle by a gold band with the motto "TO PARON EY POIEIN."

Origin/meaning

Shield: The colors orange and white are for the Signal Corps. The six Lorraine crosses represent six World War I Battle Honors and are arranged to suggest a telegraph line. The three fire arrows symbolize three assault landings in World War II and also suggest the Signal functions which such weapons once served. Crest: The Spanish castle taken from the Spanish Campaign Medal symbolizes the organization's service in Puerto Rico during the Spanish American War and the fleur-de-lis its service in World War I. The colors white (silver) and orange are the colors of the Signal Corps.

The coat of arms was approved on 8 January 1958.

Distinctive Unit Insignia: The Spanish castle taken from the Spanish Campaign Medal symbolizes the organization's service in Puerto Rico during the Spanish American War and the fleur-de-lis its service in World War I. The colors white and orange are the colors of the Signal Corps. The motto is translated "Do Well The Duty That Lies Before You."

The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 1st Signal Company on 18 March 1930. It was amended to correct the spelling of the motto on 15 October 1930 and again on 10 October 1934. The insignia was redesignated for the 121st Signal Battalion on 8 January 1958.


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Literature: Image from Wikimedia Commons. Information from The Institute of Heraldry, US Army.