101ST SIGNAL BATTALION
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Distinctive Unit Insignia


Description/Blazon
A Gold color and metal enamel device 1 1/4 inches (3.18 cm) in height overall consisting of a shield blazoned: Tenné a pairle reversed Argent between in dexter chief a lion rampant, in sinister chief a fleur-de-lis and in base a mullet, all Or. Attached below and to the sides of the shield a Gold scroll inscribed "PRO PATRIA ET UNITATE" in Black letters.

Symbolism
The basic color of the shield is orange, the Signal Corps color, divided by an inverted pairle, in white. In dexter chief, a rampant Belgian lion, in gold, commemorating the service in Ypres-Lys campaign. In sinister chief, a fleur-de-lis, in gold, commemorating the service in the Somme Offensive. In the base, the star of Texas, in gold, representing the Mexican Border service. The motto translates to "For Country and Unity."

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 101st Signal Battalion on 12 March 1925. It was amended to correct the spelling of the motto on 8 October 1934. It was redesignated for the 101st Signal Battalion, Corps, on 30 July 1954. The insignia was redesignated for the 101st Signal Battalion on 2 May 1962.




Coat of Arms


Description/Blazon

Shield

Tenné a pairle reversed Argent between in dexter chief a lion rampant, in sinister chief a fleur-de-lis and in base a mullet, all Or.

Crest

That for the regiments and separate battalions of the New York Army National Guard: On a wreath of the colors Argent and Tenné, the full-rigged ship "Half Moon" all Proper.

Motto

PRO PATRIA ET UNITATE (For Country and Unity).

Symbolism

Shield

The basic color of the shield is orange, the Signal Corps color, divided by an inverted pairle, in white. In dexter chief, a rampant Belgian lion, in gold, commemorating the service in Ypres-Lys campaign. In sinister chief, a fleur-de-lis, in gold, commemorating the service in the Somme Offensive. In the base, the star of Texas, in gold, representing the Mexican Border service.

Crest

The crest is that of the New York Army National Guard.

Background
The coat of arms was originally approved for the 101st Signal Battalion on 11 March 1925. It was amended to correct the spelling of the motto on 8 October 1934. It was redesignated for the 101st Signal Battalion, Corps, on 30 July 1954. The insignia was redesignated for the 101st Signal Battalion on 2 May 1962.





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