57TH SIGNAL BATTALION
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Distinctive Unit Insignia


Description/Blazon
A Gold metal and enamel device 1 3/16 inches (3.02 cm) in height overall consisting of a shield blazoned: Per fess Argent and Tenné, an antenna of four wires in shape of a mascle counterchanged. Attached below the shield a Gold scroll inscribed "VINCIMUS SPATIUM" in Black letters.

Symbolism
The four wires forming the antenna symbolize the nature of the activities of the organization. The colors, orange and white, are those of the Signal Corps.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 18 November 1941.




Coat of Arms


Description/Blazon

Shield

Per fess Argent and Tenné, an antenna of four wires in the shape of a mascle counterchanged.

Crest

On a wreath Argent and Tenné a fleur-de-lis of the first (Argent), the tops of the three petals terminating in arrowheads and the lower ends conjoined and convoluted, two lightning bolts Azure issuing from the binding ring and extending upward and between the petals and conjoined with two lower points of the center arrowhead and the inner lower points of the outer two arrowheads.

Motto

VINCIMUS SPATIUM (We Conquer Space).

Symbolism

Shield

The four wires forming the antenna symbolize the nature of the activities of the organization. The colors, orange and white, are those of the Signal Corps.

Crest

The fleur-de-lis with the three petals terminating in arrowheads refers to the three assault landings in which the unit participated, World War II, the center arrowhead alluding to the landing in Southern France and the two outer petals with the two lightning bolts (which simulate the seed pods of the Florentine fleur-de-lis) to the Naples-Foggia and Rome-Arno landings in Italy. The lightning bolts are also symbolic of communication.

Background
The coat of arms was approved on 12 November 1941. It was amended to add a crest on 13 March 1967.





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