637TH 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: Gules, on a pale Or, a pallet Vert. Attached below the shield a Red scroll inscribed “DIRECT SUPPORT” in Gold letters.

Symbolism
Red and yellow are the colors used for Artillery. The pale is symbolic of strength and in combination with the green pallet represents the agricultural productiveness, wealth, and sunshine of the Santa Clara Valley in which all units of the Battalion are located.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 6 February 1952. It was rescinded on 13 June 1961.




Coat of Arms

Coat of Arms

Blazon

Shield

Gules, on a pale Or, a pallet Vert.

Crest

That for the regiments and separate battalions 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

DIRECT SUPPORT.

Symbolism

Shield

Red and yellow are the colors used for Artillery. The pale is symbolic of strength and in combination with the green pallet represents the agricultural productiveness, wealth, and sunshine of the Santa Clara Valley in which all units of the Battalion are located.

Crest

The crest is that of the California Army National Guard.

Background
The coat of arms was approved on 6 February 1952. It was rescinded on 13 June 1961.





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