4TH PSYCHOLOGICAL OPERATIONS GROUP
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Distinctive Unit Insignia


Description/Blazon
A gold color metal and enamel insignia 1 3/16 inches (3.02cm) in height consisting of an open wreath of gold bamboo leaves surmounted by a quatrefoil divided into three vertical segments, gray, white and black, issuing diagonally from the lower right part thereof toward the upper left three gold lightning flashes; all above a gold scroll lined with red and inscribed "Verbum Vincet" in red letters.

Symbolism
The design is in the shape of a quatrefoil as the number four is symbolic of the measuring intelligence, an essential ingredient of psychological operations. The four lobes also allude to the numerical designation of the Group and to the current number of its subordinates. The gray, white and black segments of the quatrefoil represent the three types of propaganda, half-truth, truth and untruth, as determined by origin. The lightning flashes represent the three main types of media utilized by the Group in propaganda dissemination ? audio, visual and face-to-face persuasion. The gold and red colors of the scroll and motto are from the flag of the Republic of Vietnam. Those colors and the wreath of bamboo commemorate the Group's activation and service in Vietnam.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was authorized on 13 Aug 1968.





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