40TH MEDICAL 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 bend Argent and Sanguine, in chief on a Greek cross Gules a fleur-de-lis Or. Attached below the shield a Gold scroll inscribed “SERVIANT ET SAVIANT” in Maroon letters.

Symbolism
The shield is maroon and white, the colors of the Medical Corps. The cross indicates the character of the organization while the gold fleur-de-lis represents service overseas. The motto translates to “Serve and Save.”

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 115th Medical Regiment on 17 December 1941. It was redesignated for the 115th Medical Battalion on 16 September 1942. It was redesignated for the 40th Armored Medical Battalion on 9 February 1955. The insignia was redesignated for the 40th Medical Battalion on 13 April 1961. It was rescinded on 13 September 1976.




Coat of Arms

Coat of Arms

Blazon

Shield

Per bend Argent and Sanguine, in chief on a Greek cross Gules a fleur-de-lis Or.

Crest

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

Motto

SERVIANT ET SAVIANT (Serve and Save).

Symbolism

Shield

The shield is maroon and white, the colors of the Medical Corps. The cross indicates the character of the organization while the gold fleur-de-lis represents service overseas.

Crest

The crest is that of the California Army National Guard.

Background
The coat of arms was originally approved for the 115th Medical Regiment on 17 December 1941. It was redesignated for the 115th Medical Battalion on 20 July 1942. It was amended to change the nomenclature of the unit to read “115th Medical Battalion, California National Guard” as well as to change the history to include only California National Guard units on 26 August 1942. It was redesignated for the 40th Armored Medical Battalion on 9 February 1955. The insignia was redesignated for the 40th Medical Battalion on 13 April 1961. It was rescinded on 13 September 1976.





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