54th Signal Battalion, US Army
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54TH SIGNAL BATTALION, US ARMY
(Coat of Arms)
(Distinctive Unit Insignia)
Shield: Per bend Tenné and Azure , abend wavy double cottised potent counter-potent Argent
Crest: Ona wreath of the colors Argent and Tenné a sword bendwise sinister Proper hilted Or surmounting in bend a lightning flash of the second, all in fornt of a section o bamboo palewise buff leaved of thirteen Vert
Motto: Command Control
Distinctive Unit Insignia, Description: a silver color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86cm) in height overall, consiting of a shield blazoned: Per bend Tenné and Azure , abend wavy double cottised potent counter-potent Argent. Attached below the shield a silver scroll inscribed "COMMAND AND CONTROL" in black letters.
Orange and White are the colours of Signal Units. The wavy bend symbolise the River Rhine and campaigns in Central Europe. The colour blue and the potent-counter-potent bands is from the Arms of Ardennes. The Bandes also symbolises Telegraph Poles and thus symbolise the Signal role. The Crest symbolises service in Vietnam in support of the I Field Force, Vietnam.
The Coat of Arms and Distinctive Unit Insignia was approved on 21 December 1962.
Literature: The Institute of Heraldry, US Army