124th Signal Battalion, US Army

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Coat of arms (crest) of 124th Signal Battalion, US Army

(Coat of Arms)
Coat of arms (crest) of 124th Signal Battalion, US Army

(Distinctive Unit Insignia)

Official blazon

Shield: Per fess Tenné (Orange) and Argent (White) in chief a dexter hand encased in a gauntlet Proper grasping three lightning flashes, one in pale, two saltirewise, of the second (White), in base a wheel arraswise Sable (Black) winged of the first (Orange).
Crest: On a wreath of the colors Argent and Tenné a lion passant gardant grasping in dexter forepaw a pheon Argent (Silver).

Distinctive Unit Insignia. Description: A silver metal and enamel device 1 1/16 inches (2.70 cm) in height and 1 1/16 inches (2.70 cm) in width overall consisting of a square with chamfered corners, one corner up, divided horizontally, the upper half of orange charged with a right hand wearing a silver gauntlet and grasping three silver lightning flashes, one vertically between two in saltire, the lower half of silver charged with an orange winged black wheel in perspective.


Orange and white are the colors for the Signal Corps. The design, taken from the badge of the former 4th Signal Company, symbolizes the battalion's functions. Crest: The lion is taken from the arms of Normandy. The heraldic representation of the spearhead held aloft is a reference to the battalion's participation in the invasion of Normandy.

The coat of arms was approved on 5 January 1959. It was amended to correct the blazon of the shield on 21 June 1968. The insignia was amended on 24 February 2004, to correct the blazon of the shield and crest. The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 4th Signal Company on 12 April 1943. It was redesignated for the 124th Signal Battalion on 5 January 1959. The insignia was amended to correct the description on 21 June 1968. It was amended to update the description on 24 February 2004.

Literature: Image from Olompvo on Pinterest. Information from The Institute of Heraldry.