215TH ARMORED FIELD ARTILLERY BATTALION
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Distinctive Unit Insignia

Distinctive Unit Insignia

Description
A Gold color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in height overall consisting of a shield blazoned: Per fess Azure and Gules, a Korean bell Or. Attached below the shield a Gold scroll inscribed “AUDENTES DEUS IUVAT” in Red letters.

Symbolism
Red and yellow are for Artillery. The blue is the color of the Korean service ribbon. The bell is the great Ky’ong ju bell, a Korean national heirloom. The bell and combinations of colors symbolize the organizations service in Korea as Field Artillery. The motto translates to “God Helps The Bold.”

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 980th Field Artillery Battalion on 17 June 1954. It was redesignated for the 215th Armored Field Artillery Battalion on 29 October 1954. It was rescinded on 21 June 1961.




Coat of Arms

Coat of Arms

Blazon

Shield

Per fess Azure and Gules, a Korean bell Or.

Crest

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

Motto

AUDENTES DEUS IUVAT (God Helps The Bold).

Symbolism

Shield

Red and yellow are for Artillery. The blue is the color of the Korean service ribbon. The bell is the great Ky’ong ju bell, a Korean national heirloom. The bell and combinations of colors symbolize the organizations service in Korea as Field Artillery.

Crest

The crest is that of the California Army National Guard.

Background
The coat of arms was originally approved for the 980th Field Artillery Battalion on 17 June 1954. It was redesignated for the 215th Armored Field Artillery Battalion on 29 October 1954. It was rescinded on 21 June 1961.





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