125TH SIGNAL BATTALION
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Distinctive Unit Insignia


Description/Blazon
A Silver color metal and enamel device 1 3/32 inches (2.78 cm) in height overall consisting of a shield blazoned: Per fess enhanced Tenné and Argent, in chief a diamond headed spear issuing from sinister fesswise of the second and in base on and over a pale Azure (bluebird) a fire beacon Proper. Attached below the shield is an Orange scroll inscribed "LEOKANI OKAUWILA" in Silver letters.

Symbolism
Orange and white are the colors used for the Signal Corps. The blue is that of the Korean Service Ribbon. The spear, with its diamond head represents defense of Oahu on 7 December 1941, and the role of the 25th Division in spearheading the war in the Pacific. The fire signal against the three divisions of the bottom of the shield symbolizes the achievement of the unit in maintaining signal communications against three North Korean divisions in the Masan-Chinju operation in 1950.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 31 January 1958.




Coat of Arms


Description/Blazon

Shield

Per fess enhanced Tenné and Argent, in chief a diamond headed spear issuing from sinister fesswise of the second and in base on and over a pale Azure (bluebird) a fire beacon Proper.

Crest

On a wreath of the colors Argent and Tenné a sea lion sejant of the first armed and langued Azure, the tail encircling a Korean Taeguk Proper, the paws grasping an annulet of bamboo Or enclosing two lightning flashes palewise Gules.

Motto

LEOKANI OKAUWILA (Voice of Lightning).

Symbolism

Shield

Orange and white are the colors used for the Signal Corps. The blue is that of the Korean Service Ribbon. The spear, with its diamond head represents defense of Oahu on 7 December 1941, and the role of the 25th Division in spearheading the war in the Pacific. The fire signal against the three divisions of the bottom of the shield symbolizes the achievement of the unit in maintaining signal communications against three North Korean divisions in the Masan-Chinju operation in 1950.

Crest

The sea lion alludes to the Philippine Islands where the unit participated in the Philippine Liberation and was awarded the Philippine Republic Presidential Unit Citation. The Taeguk refers to Korea where the organization participated in ten campaigns and was decorated with two Meritorious Unit Commendations and two Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citations. The bamboo and the colors red and gold refer to Vietnam where the unit participated In twelve campaigns and was awarded two Meritorious Unit Commendations, indicated by the two flashes.

Background
The coat of arms was approved on 31 January 1958. It was amended to add a crest on 8 August 1973.





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