FIFTH ARTILLERY GROUP
Distinctive Unit Insignia
A device of gold color metal and enamel 1 1/8 inch (2.86 cm) in height overall consisting of a red arrowhead at center with point up surmounted by a gold cannon and flanked by two Korean Taeguks in red and blue all in front of four gold rays issuant from center and across the bottom a red scroll bearing the motto "FIRST TO BATTLE" in gold letters.
Scarlet and gold (yellow) are the colors of Artillery. The five points (four gold rays and point of the arrowhead) allude to the Group's numerical designation. The gold cannon in center signifies the First Artillery Group organized in the United States Army. The arrowhead refers to the unit's decoration for participation in the invasion of Sicily during World War II and the Taeguks denote two awards of the Korean Presidential Unit Citation for service in that country.
The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 5 August 1968.