41ST 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 a shield blazoned: Argent, on a fess Tenné an ogress throughout fimbriated of the first surmounted by two lightning flashes of the like, that issuing from the dexter side point to base and that on the sinister reversed, in chief a fleur-de-lis of the second.

Symbolism
Orange and white are used for the Signal Corps. The fess crossing the field is used to represent a wire or cable and the black circle, the soft iron diagram in telegraphic equipment. The lightning flashes allude to the currents which cause the diaphragm to vibrate and thus transmit sound. The black circle thus symbolizes a sounding board from all types of signal apparatus and its construction and maintenance. The fleur-de-lis signifies combat service in Europe during World War II.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 41st Signal Construction Battalion on 19 Oct 1953. It was redesignated for the 41st Signal Battalion on 24 Oct 1956.




Coat of Arms


Description/Blazon

Shield

Argent, on a fess Tenné an ogress throughout fimbriated of the first surmounted by two lightning flashes of the like, that issuing from the dexter side point to base and that on the sinister reversed, in chief a fleur-de-lis of the second.

Crest

From a wreath Argent and Tenné an eagle's head Or gorged with a collar Gules charged with a lightning flash of the first superimposed in base by a palm frond fesswise Proper.

Motto

PAX NOSTRA FINIS (Peace is Our Goal)

Symbolism

Shield

Orange and white are used for the Signal Corps. The fess crossing the field is used to represent a wire or cable and the black circle, the soft iron diagram in telegraphic equipment. The lightning flashes allude to the currents which cause the diaphragm to vibrate and thus transmit sound. The black circle thus symbolizes a sounding board from all types of signal apparatus and its construction and maintenance. The fleur-de-lis signifies combat service in Europe during World War II.

Crest

The eagle embodies strength and vigilance. It represents the organization's service in Europe in World War II and in Vietnam. Gold is emblematic of honor and high achievement. The red reflects valor and is the color of the Meritorious Unit Commendation; two were awarded to the unit for honors earned in Vietnam. The lightning flash highlights electronic capabilities and quick response, while the palm refers to the tropical nature of Vietnam.

Background
The coat of arms was originally approved for the 41st Signal Construction Battalion on 19 Oct 1953. It was redesignated for the 41st Signal Battalion on 24 Oct 1956. On 31 Jul 1974 the coat of arms was cancelled. It was reinstated on 20 Aug 1992 and announced by letter AHRC-PDH-H, 5 Apr 1966. On 14 Nov 1996 the coat of arms was amended to include a crest.





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