Fires Battalion, 5th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, US Army
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FIRES BATTALION, 5TH BRIGADE COMBAT TEAM, 1ST ARMORED DIVISION, US ARMY
(Coat of Arms)
(Distinctive Unit Insignia)
Shield: Gules, an antique cannon barrel Or and a lightning fleash Argent saltirewise; a brodure of the second.
Motto: Celox et accuratus (Fast and Accurate).
Distinctive unit inisgnia, description: A Gold color metal and enamel device 1 1/4 inches (3.18 cm) in width overall consting of a shield blazoned as follows: Gules, an antique cannon barrel Or and a lightning fleash Argent saltirewise; a brodure of the second. Attached below the device a Black motto scroll inscribed "CELOX ET ACCURATUS" in Gold letters with a Gold mullet at each end of the scroll.
The Artillery Branch is represented by the Red Field and the Cannon Barrel. The Lightning Flash symbolise speed and responsiveness to mission requirements.
The Coat of Arms and Distinctive Unit Insignia was approved on 13 May 2008.
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Literature: Images from The Institute of Heraldry, US Army.