143D ARMORED FIELD ARTILLERY BATTALION
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Distinctive Unit Insignia

Distinctive Unit Insignia

Description
A Gold color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in height overall consisting of a shield blazoned: Per fess enhanced dancetté Or and Gules in base a Korean gateway of the first. Attached below and to the sides of the shield a Gold scroll inscribed “ACTION NOT WORDS” in Red letters.

Symbolism
The shield is in the colors of Artillery. The dancetté partition line alludes to the hills of Korea and, with the Korean gateway, symbolizes service in that area.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 143d Field Artillery Battalion on 7 April 1954. It was redesignated for the 143d Armored Field Artillery Battalion on 30 June 1955. The insignia was rescinded on 7 July 1961.




Coat of Arms

Coat of Arms

Blazon

Shield

Per fess enhanced dancetté Or and Gules in base a Korean gateway of the first.

Crest

That for the regiments and separate battalions of the California Army National Guard: On a wreath of the colors (Or and Gules), the setting sun behind a grizzly bear passant on a grassy field all Proper.

Motto

ACTION NOT WORDS.

Symbolism

Shield

The shield is in the colors of Artillery. The dancetté partition line alludes to the hills of Korea and, with the Korean gateway, symbolizes service in that area.

Crest

The crest is that of the California Army National Guard.

Background
The coat of arms was originally approved for the 143d Field Artillery Battalion on 7 April 1954. It was redesignated for the 143d Armored Field Artillery Battalion on 30 June 1955. The insignia was rescinded on 7 July 1961.





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