6th Psychological Operations Battalion, US Army

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6TH PSYCHOLOGICAL OPERATIONS BATTALION, US ARMY

Coat of arms (crest) of the 6th Psychological Operations Battalion, US Army

Official blazon

Shield: Vert, a sword Or with three radiating lightning flash baldes Argent (Silver Gray), Argent and Sable, the hilt issuing a wreath of oak of the second.
Crest: From a wreath Or and Vert issuing from a plam frond fesswise of the first entwined with a riband of the second a demi-dragon Gules.
Mott: Veritas Vos Liberabit = The Thruth will set you free.

Origin/meaning

Jungle Green is the primary colour of Psychological Operations units. The battalion's function of dissemination of propaganda, by radio broadcast and prepared leaflets is characterized by the lightning flashes and oak leaves emanating from the sword hilt, The colours gray, white and black are borrowed from the coat of arms of the US Army Speacial Warfare School (Fromerly Psychological Warfare School) and refer to the half-truth, the truth and the un-truth. The Dragon higlights the units' airborne mission an the palm commemorates the organization's campaign participation credits and honours earned in Vietnam. The Coat of Arms was authorized on 20 June 1997.

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Literature: The Institute of Heraldry, US Army