62D 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 overall consisting of a shield blazoned: Argent, Mercury's foot with sandal Tenné, on a chief of the second, a mullet of the first.

Symbolism
The shield is in the colors of the Signal Corps. The star represents the State of Texas, where the battalion was organized and the winged foot alludes to the message service performed by the unit.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 3 July 1941. It was amended to correct the description on 7 February 1942. The insignia was rescinded/cancelled on 13 August 1976. It was reinstated and amended to update the description on 1 October 2008.




Coat of Arms


Description/Blazon

Shield

Argent, Mercury's foot with sandal Tenné, on a chief of the second, a mullet of the first.

Crest

From a wreath Argent and Tenné, upon an olive branch in dexter and a palm frond in sinister Vert bound together at base by a ribbon Gules, a Roman gladiator shield Proper.

Motto

FOREWARNED IS FOREARMED.

Symbolism

Shield

The shield is in the colors of the Signal Corps. The star represents the State of Texas, where the battalion was organized and the winged foot alludes to the message service performed by the unit.

Crest

The Roman gladiator shield and olive branch signify the Battalion's campaign credit during World War II; the palm frond represents campaigns earned in Vietnam. The red ribbon symbolizes the Meritorious Unit Commendation awarded for service in Italy. The 62 rivets on the shield indicate the unit's numerical designation. The lightning bolts on the shield denote the Battalion's mission; in the circular form suggests the commitment to execute the duties assigned.

Background
The coat of arms was approved on 3 July 1941. It was amended to correct the blazon on 7 February 1942. The insignia was rescinded/cancelled on 13 August 1976. It was reinstated and amended to add a crest on 25 March 2009.





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