54 Artillery Group
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Distinctive Unit Insignia


Description
A gold color metal and enamel device 1 3/16 inches (3.02 cm) in height overall consisting of red disc bearing a looped gold gunner’s lanyard with a snap hook in base and the grip at the top projected and terminating in a gold fleur-de-lis, and upon the disc a gold “V” shaped bamboo stalk extending over the top and base with leaves projecting across an overall black circular scroll inscribed in gold letters “LANYARDS” at the top and “OF LIBERTY” in base.

Symbolism
The colors scarlet and yellow (gold) are for Artillery. The organization’s performance of outstanding service in Vietnam, for which it received a Meritorious Unit Commendation, is commemorated by the leafed gold bamboo stalk bend in a “V” shape. The unit’s historic World War I campaign service in Europe is indicated by the fleur-de-lis at the top. The black circular scroll alludes to the mouth of a cannon and the gunner’s lanyard is suggested by the unit’s motto and the Artillery mission of the Group.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 14 November 1968. It was rescinded on 14 February 1975.





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