240TH SIGNAL BATTALION
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Distinctive Unit Insignia


Description/Blazon
A gold color metal and enamel insignia 1 1/8 inches (2.86cm) in height overall consisting of the shield and motto of the coat of arms.

Symbolism
The lion in base is adapted from the arms of Normandy Province in France where elements of the Battalion served in the first of five campaigns from Normandy to Central Europe during World War II. The award of the Philippine Presidential Unit Citation to elements of the Battalion is suggested by the scarlet triangular area with the stars denoting three World War II campaigns in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater, and the lower star barbed to indicate participation in an assault landing on Luzon. Korean service and three awards of the Korean Presidential Unit Citation are symbolized by the taeguk and three flashes; the flashed further symbolize the Signal function of the Battalion and orange is one of the colors used for Signal units.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 23 Apr 1976.




Coat of Arms


Description/Blazon

Shield

Per chevron reversed Gules and Or, in chief between three mullets two and one of the last that in fess point barbed to chief, a Korean taeguk Proper fimbriated and issuant of three flashes to chief gold, in base a lion passant guardant Tenné.

Crest

That for the regiments and separate battalion of the California Army National Guard: On a wreath of the colors Or and Gules the setting sun behind a grizzly bear passant on a grassy field all Proper.

Motto

KEYSTONE OF COMMAND

Symbolism
The lion in base is adapted from the arms of Normandy Province in France where elements of the Battalion served in the first of five campaigns from Normandy to Central Europe during World War II. The award of the Philippine Presidential Unit Citation to elements of the Battalion is suggested by the scarlet triangular area with the stars denoting three World War II campaigns in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater, and the lower star barbed to indicate participation in an assault landing on Luzon. Korean service and three awards of the Korean Presidential Unit Citation are symbolized by the taeguk and three flashes; the flashed further symbolize the Signal function of the Battalion and orange is one of the colors used for Signal units.

Background
The coat of arms was approved on 17 Oct 1975.





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