30th Signal Battalion, US Army
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30TH SIGNAL BATTALION, US ARMY
(Distinctive Unit Insignia)
Shield: Per bend dove-tailed Argent and Tenné on the alst a terrestial shpere with latitude and longitude lines all of the first;
the equator composed of nine telegraph poles Sable.
Crest: From a wreath Argent and Tenné four lightning bolts barbed radiating pilewise of the first, a Roman helm Or garnished Gules
Motto: Fortiter et strenue (Bodly and Strenuosly)
Distinctive Unit Insignia: Description A silver color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86cm) in height overall, consisting of a shield
blazoned: Per bend dove-tailed Argent and Tenné on the last a terrestial sphere with latitude and longitude lines all of the first;
the equator composed of nine telegraph poles Sable. Attached below the shield a silver scroll incribed "FORTITER ET STRENUE" in black letters.
Orange (Tenné) and white are colour traditionally associated with the Signal Corps. The Line of Telegraph poles represent communications encircling the world.
And the willingness of the Battalion to perform its mission in all parts of the World. The Lightning flashes symbolizes electronic technology and rapid deployment.
The Roman Helmet symbolizes Rome and Italy, and the Meritorious Unit Commendation earned there during World War II.
The Coat of Arms was originally approved on 3 January 1943 for the 30th Signal Construction Battalion. It was amended to change the blazon of the shield on 3 March 1943.
On 15 june 1992 the Coat of Arms was redesignated for the 30th Signal Battalion. The Coat of Arms was amended to add a Crest on 2 August 1996.
Literature: The Institute of Heraldry, US Army