324TH 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 consisting of a shield blazoned as follows: Argent, two lightning bolts saltirewise Tenné, surmounted by a sphere Celesté gridlined and fimbriated of the first, all between four pheons in cross Sable; on a chief wavy of the second, a fleur-de-lis of the first. Attached around the base of the shield an Orange scroll doubled and inscribed “READY ANYWHERE ANYTIME” in Silver letters.

Symbolism
Orange and white are the colors associated with the Signal branch. The lightning bolts emitting from the globe represent the battalion’s quickness to respond “Anytime” and the worldwide scope of its mission. Blue stands for honor and loyalty. The fleur-de-lis and wavy division refer to the location of the unit’s World War II campaigns in Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland and Central Europe. The spear heads, pointing to the four major geographical directions, symbolize readiness for military action “Anywhere” and also reflect the total number of the battalion’s campaign participation credits.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 24 June 1988. It was amended to update the description on 25 November 2016.




Coat of Arms


Description/Blazon

Shield

Argent, two lightning bolts saltirewise Tenné, surmounted by a sphere Celesté gridlined and fimbriated of the first, all between four pheons in cross Sable; on a chief wavy of the second, a fleur-de-lis of the first.

Crest

That for the regiments and separate battalion of the Army Reserve: From a wreath Argent and Tenné, the Lexington Minute Man Proper. The statue of the Minute Man, Captain John Parker (H.H. Kitson, sculptor), stands on the Common in Lexington, Massachusetts.

Motto

READY ANYWHERE ANYTIME

Symbolism

Shield

Orange and white are the colors associated with the Signal branch. The lightning bolts emitting from the globe represent the battalion’s quickness to respond “Anytime” and the worldwide scope of its mission. Blue stands for honor and loyalty. The fleur-de-lis and wavy division refer to the location of the unit’s World War II campaigns in Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland and Central Europe. The spear heads, pointing to the four major geographical directions, symbolize readiness for military action “Anywhere” and also reflect the total number of the battalion’s campaign participation credits.

Crest

The crest is that of the United States Army Reserve.

Background
The coat of arms was approved on 24 June 1988. It was amended to update the blazon on 25 November 2016.





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