69TH 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: Per pale Tenné and Argent, in bend a coronet of the second garnished with five bands and fimbriated of the first, in sinister chief a fleur-de-lis of the last. Attached below the shield an Orange scroll inscribed "VOIX DE COMMANDE" in Silver letters.

Symbolism
Orange and white are used for the Signal Corps. The cornet, an ancient signal horn, denotes the communications mission of the organization. The five bands symbolize the Battalion's campaign honors in World War II, and the fleur-de-lis represents the Meritorious Unit Award for the European Theater.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 5 October 1955. It was amended to correct the spelling of the motto on 19 January 1956. The insignia was amended to change/update the description on 3 January 2002.




Coat of Arms


Description/Blazon

Shield

Per pale Tenné and Argent, in bend a cornet of the second garnished with five bands and fimbriated of the first, in sinister chief a fleur-de-lis of the last.

Crest

From a wreath Argent and Tenné five embattlements of the first issuing a demi-Chinese dragon Or armed, langued and garnished Gules, tufted Vert holding five arrows of the fourth.

Motto

VOIX DE COMMANDE (Voice of Command).

Symbolism

Shield

Orange and white are the colors used for the Signal Corps. The cornet, an ancient signal horn, denotes the communications mission of the organization. The five bands symbolize the battalion's campaign honors in World War II, and the fleur-de-lis represents the Meritorious Unit Award for campaign participation in the European Theater.

Crest

The Oriental dragon commemorates the battalion's service in Vietnam, while the battlements represent the unit's five campaigns in the European Theater during World War II. The cluster of red arrows honor the battalion's five Meritorious Unit Commendations and underscores valor and sacrifice.

Background
The coat of arms was originally approved for the 69th Signal Battalion on 5 October 1955. It was amended to correct the spelling of the motto on 19 January 1956. The coat of arms was cancelled on 1 August 1974. It was reinstated for the 69th Signal Battalion on 12 December 1995. The coat of arms was amended to include a crest on 29 October 1996. The coat of arms was amended to change the blazon of the crest on 3 January 2002.





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