43D ADJUTANT GENERAL BATTALION
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Distinctive Unit Insignia


Description/Blazon
A Silver color metal and enamel device 1 3/16 inches (3.02 cm) in height overall consisting of a shield blazoned: Azure (Dark Blue), on a bend Gules fimbriated Argent a sword of the like entwined by a branch of laurel Vert; and attached above and below the shield a Blue scroll doubled Silver inscribed "SOLDIERS FOR" at the top and "FREEDOM" at the bottom, all in Silver letters.

Symbolism
Dark blue and scarlet are the colors traditionally associated with The Adjutant General's Corps. The bend alludes to reinforcement and strength. The sword, representing military might, is entwined by a branch of laurel, signifying victory. Together, they exemplify the unit's campaign participation in the Pacific during World War II and its contribution to worldwide peace and freedom.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was approved for 15 May 1987.




Coat of Arms


Description/Blazon

Shield

Azure (Dark Blue), on a bend Gules fimbriated Argent a sword of the like hilted Or entwined by a branch of laurel Proper.

Crest

On a wreath of the colors Argent and Azure (Dark Blue) a sea lion Or armed and langued Azure sustaining a banner flotant of the like, Argent and Gules, from a staff Proper.

Motto

SOLDIERS FOR FREEDOM.

Symbolism

Shield

Dark Blue and scarlet are the colors traditionally associated with The Adjutant General's Corps.The bend alludes to reinforcement and strength.The sword, representing military might, is entwined by a branch of laurel, signifying victory. Together, they exemplify the unit's campaign participation in the Pacific during World War II and its contribution to worldwide peace and freedom.

Crest

The sea lion is a heraldic symbol associated with the Pacific Theater and the Philippines. The sea lion holds aloft a blue, white and red banner signifying the Philippine Presidential Unit Citation and victory in the Pacific.

Background
The coat of arms was approved on 15 May 1987.





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