35TH SIGNAL BATTALION
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Distinctive Unit Insignia


Description/Blazon
A Silver color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in height consisting of shield blazoned: Tenné, five flashes radiating from the base point Argent, on a chief of the last three telephone poles palewise connected by two wires throughout of the first. Attached below and to the sides of the shield a Silver scroll inscribed "WE CARRY THE WORD" in Orange letters.

Symbolism
Orange and white are the colors of the Signal Corps. The telephone poles are symbolic of the construction activities of the organization. The five flashes are symbolic of the five battle honors of World War II; also the flashes are symbolic of messages carried over the wires. The three poles and five flashes are suggestive of the numerical designation of the organization, viz. 35.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 35th Signal Aviation Construction Battalion on 7 February 1951. It was redesignated for the 35th Signal Battalion on 1 November 1956. It was rescinded on 4 May 1976. The insignia was reinstated for the 35th Signal Battalion, US Army Reserve, on 16 November 1980.




Coat of Arms


Description/Blazon

Shield

Tenné, five flashes radiating from the base point Argent, on a chief of the last three telephone poles palewise connected by two wires throughout of the first.

Crest

That for the regiments and separate battalions of the Army Reserve: On a wreath of the colors Argent and Tenné, the Lexington Minute Man, John Parker (H.H. Kitson, sculptor) stands on the Common in Lexington, Massachusetts.

Motto

WE CARRY THE WORD.

Symbolism

Shield

Orange and white are the colors of the Signal Corps. The telephone poles are symbolic of the construction activities of the organization. The five flashes are symbolic of the five battle honors of World War II; also the flashes are symbolic of messages carried over the wires. The three poles and five flashes are suggestive of the numerical designation of the organization, viz. 35.

Crest

The crest is that of the United States Army Reserve.

Background
The coat of arms was originally approved for the 35th Signal Aviation Construction Battalion on 7 February 1951. It was amended to change the blazon on 16 February 1951. It was redesignated for the 35th Signal Battalion, Army Reserve on 1 November 1956. It was rescinded on 4 May 1976. The insignia was reinstated for the 35th Signal Battalion, US Army Reserve, on 16 November 1980.





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