5TH SIGNAL BATTALION
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Distinctive Unit Insignia


Description/Blazon
Superimposed on an orange pentagon edged in silver 1 1/32 inches (2.62 cm) in height, one point up are five silver fleurs-de-lis; across base is a silver motto scroll bearing the motto "WE MOVE FAST," in orange letters.

Symbolism
Orange and white are the colors used for Signal battalions. The five fleurs-de-lis on the pentagon symbolize the numerical designation of the unit and battle honor awarded the unit for service in the European Theater in World War I and World War II.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 20 October 1965.




Coat of Arms


Description/Blazon

Shield

Tenné, five fleurs-de-lis one, two and two at the points of an imaginary pentagon Azure, fimbriated Argent.

Crest

None.

Motto

WE MOVE FAST.

Symbolism

Shield

Orange and white are the colors used for Signal battalions. The five fleurs-de-lis symbolize the numerical designation of the unit and five battle honors awarded the unit for service in the European Theater in World War I. Voided blue, they also represent five major engagements in France in World War II.

Crest

None.

Background
The coat of arms was approved on 20 October 1965. It was amended to correct the wording in the blazon on 26 October 1965. The coat of arms was amended to correct the blazon of the shield on 10 May 2002.





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