32D SIGNAL BATTALION
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Distinctive Unit Insignia


Description/Blazon
A silver color metal and enamel device 1 inch (2.54cm) in height overall consisting of a shield blazoned: Paly Argent and Sable two piles Tenné issuant from dexter and sinister chief meeting in nombril point each charged with a war horn of the first, those portions of the subordinaries which meet color fimbriated Silver.

Symbolism
White and orange are for the Signal Corps. The six pieces of the shield symbolize service in the unit's campaigns during World War II. Ancient armies were summoned to the levies and ordered to move at the signal of the war horns. As symbols of the military function, the two piles, recalling the organization's signal duties in two theaters of operation in World War II, are each charged with a silver war horn.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 28 Sep 1955.




Coat of Arms


Description/Blazon

Shield

Paly Argent and Sable two piles Tenné issuant from dexter and sinister chief meeting in nombril point each charged with a war horn of the first, those portions of the subordinaries which meet color fimbriated Silver.

Crest

From a wreath Argent and Sable a sun in splendor bearing a fleur-de-lis and environed by an annulet Azure, overall in base two daggers saltirewise points down of the first gripped Gules.

Motto

QUINQUE PER QUINQUE

Symbolism

Shield

White and orange are for the Signal Corps. The six pieces of the shield symbolize service in the unit's campaigns during World War II. Ancient armies were summoned to the levies and ordered to move at the signal of the war horns. As symbols of the military function, the two piles, recalling the organization's signal duties in two theaters of operation in World War II, are each charged with a silver war horn.

Crest

The fleur-de-lis represents service in France and Central Europe. The sun highlights Asia and the Pacific and refers to the tropical nature of that area. The blue annulet symbolizes unity and alludes to a globe and the worldwide scope of the Signal Corps' mission. The daggers symbolize combat readiness and represent the unit's Meritorious Unit Commendation and Army Superior Award. Red, the color of courage and sacrifice, is adapted from these decorations.

Background
The coat of arms was originally approved on 28 Sep 1955. It was amended on 12 Feb 1997, to include a crest.





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