4th Signal Battalion, US Army

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4TH SIGNAL BATTALION, US ARMY

Coat of arms (crest) of the 4th Signal Battalion, US Army

Official blazon

Shield: Argent issuant from base four mountains Tenné, spanning each peak a flash Gules, in chief a bear's head erased Sable.
Crest: None.
Motto: "WE GET THE MESSAGE THROUGH".

Origin/meaning

Orange and white are the colors of the Signal Corps. The functions of the organization are implied by the four mountains representative of the state of activation, California,
and connected by the signal or lightning flashes implying immediate contact.
The bear's head is added for design and further refers to the grizzly of California, heraldically symbolizing a policy equal to the great strength of the bear and anciently was employed
as an emblem of ferocity in the protection of kindred. The coat of arms was originally approved for the 4th Armored Signal Battalion on 19 February 1943.
It was redesignated for the 4th Signal Battalion, Corps on 20 March 1953. The coat of arms was redesignated for the 4th Signal Battalion (Corps) on 15 March 1955.


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