10TH SIGNAL BATTALION
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Distinctive Unit Insignia


Description/Blazon
A silver color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86cm) in height overall consisting of the shield of the coat of arms of the 10th Signal Battalion blazoned: Per fess dancetty Azure and Tenné, overall two swords in saltire points up Argent, their blades in the form of lightning bolts. Attached above and below the shield a Silver scroll inscribed "VOICE OF" above and "THE MOUNTAIN" below in Blue letters.

Symbolism
The unit's service in Italy during World War II is symbolized by the dancetty partition line referring to the Po Valley and mountains of Italy. The mountain symbols further refer to the unit's early designation as a Mountain Signal Company and to its association with Colorado. The crossed swords with lightning bolt blades the Division. Orange and white are the colors traditionally associated with the Signal Corps.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 29 February 1986. It was amended on 10 December 1986, to change the color of the lettering on the motto scroll.




Coat of Arms


Description/Blazon

Shield

Per fess dancetty Azure and Tenné, overall two swords in saltire points up Argent, their blades in the form of lightning bolts.

Crest

On a wreath Argent and Tenné a wreath of oak leaves Or enclosing a mountain peak Azure capped of the first, and overall two lightning flashes in saltire of the second.

Motto

VOICE OF THE MOUNTAIN

Symbolism

Shield

The unit's service in Italy during World War II is symbolized by the dancetty partition line referring to the Po Valley and mountains of Italy. The mountain symbols further refer to the unit's early designation as a Mountain Signal Company and to its association with Colorado. The crossed swords with lightning bolt blades denote the presence of the Signal Battalion within the Division. Orange and white are the colors traditionally associated with the Signal Corps.

Crest

The crest symbolizes the unit's World War II service in the Apennines and Po Valley campaigns in Italy. The lightning flashes signify the Signal Corps mission and refer to the numerical designation of the unit.

Background
The coat of arms was approved on 26 February 1986. It was amended to correct the blazon (wreath colors) of the crest on 22 May 2001. It was again amended to correct the blazon of the crest on 9 March 2004.





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