141ST 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: Per fess abased dancette Sable and Tenné, in chief between two flames a fire arrow fesswise Argent. Below the shield is a silver scroll inscribed "ENSE ET VOCE" in black letters.

Symbolism
The colors orange and white are for the Signal Corps. The black area represents Africa, the dark continent. The fire arrow, an early signaling device, represents the mission and battle experience of the unit. The mountainous terrain of Italy, where the unit served during World War II, is represented by the jagged division of the lower part of the shield.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 31 Jan 1962.




Coat of Arms


Description/Blazon

Shield

Per fess abased dancette Sable and Tenné, in chief between two flames a fire arrow fesswise Argent.

Crest

From a wreath Argent and Sable a circlet of steel flammant superimposed by two demi-spears palewise Proper.

Motto

ENSE ET VOCE (With Sword and Voice).

Symbolism

Shield

The colors orange and white are for the Signal Corps. The black area represents Africa, the dark continent. The fire arrow, an early signaling device, represents the mission and battle experience of the unit. The mountainous terrain of Italy, where the unit served during World War II, is represented by the jagged division of the lower part of the shield.

Crest

The flaming circlet of steel commemorates the unit's service in Southwest Asia. The steel underscores the strength and resolve of the U.S. Army troops and materiel in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait. The flames allude to a signal fire or beacon and denote zeal and action. The spears represent combat readiness and participation in two wars, World War II and Southwest Asia.

Background
The coat of arms was originally approved on 31 Jan 1962. It was amended to add the crest on 11 Jan 1999.





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