16th Signal Battalion, US Army
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16TH SIGNAL BATTALION, US ARMY
(Distinctive Unit Insignia)
Shield: Tenné a fess wavy Azure fimbriated Argent, issuant from base palewise overall the heads of three Micronesian arrows with shafts barbed each of six of the third.
Crest: From a wreath Argent and Tenné a palm frond Proper superimposed by two lightning bolts oilewise Gules, overall a sea lion Or langued Gules and holding in dexter fin a dagger Or.
Motto: Communications first
Distinctive Unit Insignia, Description: A Silver color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86cm) i height overall consisting of a shield blazoned:
Tenné a fess wavy Azure fimbriated Argent, issuant from base palewise overall the heads of three Micronesian arrows with shafts barbed each of six of the third.
Attached below the shield a Silver scroll inscribed "COMMUNICATIONS FIRST" in Blue letters.
The Colours are those of the Signal Corps. The Arrows symbolizes the three assault landings made in the Pacific during World War II. The Wavy fess indicates the overseas location
at the time of the activation of the Battalion. The Crest symbolizes action in the Philippines and New Guinea during World War II.
The Coat of Arms and Distinctive Unit Insignia was approved for the 16th Signal Battalion, Corps on 11 July 1952. They where redesignated for the 16th Signal Battalion on 12
December 1958. The Coat of Arms was amended to add a crest on 23 December 1996,
Literature: The Institute of Heraldry, US Army