307th Signal Battalion, US Army
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307TH SIGNAL BATTALION, US ARMY
(Coat of Arms)
(Distinctive Unit Insignia)
Shield: Per fess enhanced rayonné Argent and Tenné, in chief a grape leaf Vert between two lightning flashes Gules and in base an oriental dragon of the first.
Crest: From a wreath Argent and Tenné a castle wall of the first bearing an escutcheon Gules charged with a lightning bolt Argent and issuing three demi-spears with bamboo shaft palewise Proper ferrules Azure garnished of the third.
Motto: Optime Mereti (To the Best Deserving).
Distinctive Unit Insignia Description: A silver metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in height consisting of a shield blazoned: Per fess enhanced rayonné Argent and Tenné, in chief a grape leaf Vert between two lightning flashes Gules and in base an oriental dragon of the first. Attached below the shield a silver scroll inscribed "OPTIME MERENTI" in Orange letters.
Orange and White are the Colours are those of the Signal Corps. The Grape leaf refers to service in the Rhineland during World War II. The Oriental Dragon alludes to service in Vietnam. The lightning flashes and rayonné symbolises quick communications. The two towers symbolises World War II service in the american Theater and the Rhineland. The red shield symbolises the award of the Meritorious Unit Commandation. The Lighning symbolises speed and electronic warfare. The Bamboo Separs symbolises the three Campaigns in Vietnam.
The Coat of Arms and Distinctive Insignia was approved on 10 January 1972. The Coat of Arms was amended to include a Crest on 5 March 1997.
Literature: The Institute of Heraldry, US Army